My Solar Energy Options
Discover which solar programs might be right for you and how we’re advancing solar energy in Florida while keeping bills among the lowest in the nation.
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.
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.
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.