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Solar Panels in Florida

There are currently at least 2,984 solar panel installations throughout the state of Florida right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Florida

The average monthly solar radiation level in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 41% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Florida values listed here are based on the capital, Tallahassee.

Solar Radiation in Florida

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Florida solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Florida values listed here are based on the capital, Tallahassee.

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Solar Installs in Florida

Solar Panel Installations in Florida

A look at solar installs in Florida. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in FL vs. the cumulative install total of rest of FL counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Florida

There are currently at least 2,984 solar panel installations throughout the state of Florida right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Florida
    • Alachua County: 873 solar installs
    • Orange County: 339 solar installs
    • Volusia County: 134 solar installs
    • Leon County: 117 solar installs
    • Osceola County: 115 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 1,406 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Florida

Florida Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Florida averaged 12.02 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was approximately 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [2]

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Florida Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Florida averaged $24.44 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was about 53% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [3]

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More about Florida

About Florida

Florida ranks 3rd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 18,801,310. [4]

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Solar Energy in FL

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Florida, or for additional solar-related resources in FL, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

Cities in Florida

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