On average, Florida experiences 230 days of sunshine yearly. The state earned its nickname, the Sunshine State, because of this and the fact that we have a subtropical to tropical climate. It’s quite interesting that as of 2018, we only rank 8th on a national level when it comes to solar power.
Solar power is the cleanest and most abundant source of renewable energy on earth. With issues of global warming and climate change happening all around us, isn’t it time we take that extra step to make a positive change? After all, we are the state that takes pride in all this sunshine!
Solar Power in the State of Florida
According to SEIA records as of the fourth quarter of 2018, there are 2,289.58 MW of solar power spread across over 33,000 installations in Florida. This is enough to power 275,814 homes. This seems like a lot of solar energy but this is only 1.18% of the total electricity consumed by the entire state.
The good news is that there are now more solar manufacturers and installers available. The demand has grown over time so in the last 5 years, solar installation prices have fallen by 47%! If you’re still pushing back your decision to switch to solar because of budget concerns, it’s probably a great time to reconsider your options now.
More Solar Panel Installations by 2030
The Sun Sentinel recently reported about a major solar plan currently being carried out by Florida Power & Light Co. They are committed to installing over 30 million solar panels by 2030. If this goal is met, Florida could be the top producer of solar energy in the world.
The plan includes two solar energy centers that come with 310,000 solar panels each. From the tiny 1.18% dependency on solar power, achieving this goal could mean a massive leap to 20%!
Switch to Solar Power Today
Solar power offers a lot of benefits. Aside from helping reduce your carbon footprint as a clean energy source, it can help reduce your energy costs significantly. Yes, there will be expenses in the beginning when you get solar panels installed; however, this investment pays for itself. Before you know it, the amount you had to spend on the installation and materials has been fully paid and you’re just enjoying extra-low energy costs.
If you’re looking for a dependable solar contractor, Wayne’s Solar is the company to call. We offer solar panel installations, solar water heaters, and many other solar products and services. Our team is happy to assist you if you need to learn more about solar power or get financial assistance.
Be part of Florida’s journey to becoming the world leader in solar power. Call us for your solar needs! Wayne’s Solar is available in Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Debary, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast, and all surrounding areas. You may reach us at (386) 673-9720 to get a free quote!