You might have heard it said that switching to solar in Boca Raton can completely eliminate your electricity bills. You read that correctly!
Yes, solar power is free if you are off the grid. However, if your home is located in a city, and you have a connection to the grid, the process can get more complicated. Our team at Red Solar in Boca Raton FL explains.
What Is Net Metering?
Customers in Boca Raton FL can now say goodbye to the majority of their monthly energy bills by installing solar panels.
in Boca Raton FL’s net-metering program permits solar owners to sell and buy power from the grid. Florida law currently prohibits consumers from buying energy from third parties.
However, in order to participate in the net metering program solar systems must be approved by the county or city to ensure it meets the electrical and wind codes.
You should be aware that you won’t be producing as much electricity as you consume if you don’t have enough roof space. We mean $10-20 per month. The goal of a solar panel system, however, is not to produce too much energy. Otherwise you would just be selling all the excess energy to the power company.
Florida Power & Light Net Metering
Florida Power & Light (FPL), installs a special meter that measures energy going to and from the grid in order for you to participate in net metering. The excess energy generated by your solar panels can then be sold to Florida Power & Light. This will credit your future electric bills and reduce your overall energy costs.
For the Tier One system (or for those with an 8-kilowatt, 8.000-watt system), homeowners in in Boca Raton FL will need a permit from the city or county, to enroll in net metering, and to sign the interconnection agreement.
You can apply for Tier Two if your system is more than an average 8-kilowatt system. There will be a $400 application fee. Also, you will need a $1,000,000 general liability policy.
FPL customers who participate in the net-metering program will pay the monthly service charge plus 9-11c per kilowatt of power they draw from the grid. You will not have to pay any service charges if your solar system supplies 100% of your power.
What Power Will My Solar System Produce
Net metering permits customers to produce power with solar panels during the day and draw power from the grid at night. The peak months for solar in Boca Raton generation are March to June. During the summer, homeowners tend to use more power to cool their homes.
The direction of your solar panels and trees and any other trades near your home and the weather are key factors in power generation.
There are many equations that can be used to calculate how many solar panels in Boca your house will need and the power they will produce. The average American household requires a 6.62-kW system in order to meet its 8000 kWh annual household consumption. It is common for a solar panel that produces 320 watts of electricity under ideal conditions.
This equation can be used to calculate your solar panel output if you receive five hours of direct sun each day:
5 hours x 229 watts (an example for the wattage produced from a premium solar panel), = 1,450 Watts/hr, or 1.5 kWh. Each solar panel will therefore produce between 500 and 550 kWh annually.
You may be able to generate most of your power from solar panels and sell some to the utility company via net metering, depending on how many you have. Imagine if your monthly energy bill were only 10-15 dollars. It sounds great to us!
Red Solar: Electricity At A Lower Price
Call Red Solar to get control of your energy costs. Red Solar in Boca Raton FL can help you select the right size solar system to fit your home, so that you pay less for energy consumption. It’s possible to generate 100% of your electricity and only pay the monthly net-metering fee. Awesome!
Red Solar has the mindset of renewable energy being the future. We want everyone to travel through this transition. During the Red Solar energy evaluation, we analyze all energy commons in your home for results. Our experts will guide you through the process for better understanding and reassurance. Contact us via phone, email or book your free solar analysis, roofing quote, and a windows and doors quote by clicking here!