Although investing in solar energy isn’t for everyone, if you are considering installing a private solar power system on your home or business, FPL is here to support you with fact-based information to help you research and to ensure the safe interconnection of your system so you can sell us your excess energy. Learn more about how rooftop solar panels work and what you need to consider before hiring a contractor.


How Rooftop Solar Works

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels work by absorbing the sunlight’s energy and producing direct current. The direct current flows to an inverter that converts the energy into alternating current, which is the type of current needed to power your home or business.

Solar panels work whenever the sun is shining and produce more energy when sunlight hits the panels directly, rather than at an angle. When the sun is not shining or on rainy days, homes and businesses are powered by FPL’s highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet, one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide.


Save with Energy Efficiency

Before installing private rooftop solar panels, you can reduce your energy usage and save with energy efficiency. Energy efficiency means using less energy to produce the same amount of power. For example, energy-efficient LED light bulbs use less energy than traditional light bulbs but provide the same level of light.

Get energy savings tips and energy efficiency recommendations with our savings programs and rebates.

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FPL Net Metering

The FPL Net Metering Program is for customers who choose to add approved renewable generation systems, such as solar panels, to their homes or businesses and connect them to the energy grid. Customers enrolled in net metering can not only buy power from us, they can also sell excess power back through the energy grid. A smart bidirectional meter tracks how much energy is used and how much excess energy you deliver to the grid.

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