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Understand why your subscription credit is lower than previous months.

Who can participate in FPL SolarTogether?

  • All FPL customers and all rate classes are eligible to participate in the program whether you own or rent your residence or business. The monthly subscription charge and subscription credit rates are the same for all rate classes.
  • The program is available throughout FPL’s service territory on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to subscription availability. 

If I participate in the FPL SolarTogether program, will FPL be installing panels on my roof?

  • No, panels will not be installed on your roof or on your property.  As a participant, your program subscription charges and credits represent your portion of the energy generated by the FPL SolarTogether solar power plants.

With my participation, will the solar energy produced through the program be delivered directly to my residence or business?

  • No, the power generated by the FPL SolarTogether solar plants will be delivered directly to the energy grid, where it is combined with power generated from conventional energy sources in FPL’s system. 

Why is my subscription credit lower than previous months?

  • Your subscription credit is based on the actual monthly solar generation from the solar power plants dedicated to this program and located throughout FPL’s service territory to fully harness the power of the sun.
  • Your subscription credit will vary month-to-month based on inconsistencies with the weather that impact the amount of sunlight the solar panels are exposed to, both in the number of hours of sunlight and the intensity of the sun.
  • For example, during Florida’s dry season, you may see higher monthly credits. Comparatively, during the rainy season, the weather is likely to reduce the amount of energy generated as the sunlight is less intense due to clouds and rain, resulting in lower credits.
  • Because the solar power plants dedicated to this program are located throughout FPL’s 35 county service territory, you benefit from solar generation even if it’s raining and cloudy at your home or business.

What is the FPL SolarTogether program?

  • FPL SolarTogether was designed to give all FPL customers, whether you rent or own your home or business, an opportunity to directly participate in the benefits of Florida-based large-scale solar energy.  Participants pay a fixed monthly subscription charge that fits their personal budget and receive monthly subscription credits on their FPL bill while directly supporting the expansion of solar energy in Florida.

Why is FPL offering the FPL SolarTogether program?

  • FPL is committed to advancing the use of clean solar energy in Florida. The program is designed to provide customers who may not have the ability or desire to install their own solar rooftop systems, with an affordable and accessible alternative to participate in the benefits of solar energy while directly supporting the expansion of solar in Florida.

Where will FPL SolarTogether solar power plants be built – must I live in the same community as the solar plants?

  • FPL will build, operate and maintain twenty new solar power plants throughout FPL’s service territory dedicated to this program. To participate, you must live or do business within FPL’s service territory.

If I participate in the FPL SolarTogether program, how much solar energy can I subscribe to?

  • As a participant in the FPL SolarTogether program, you can choose to have up to 100% of your annual energy usage* to come from solar.

What does the monthly subscription charge represent?

  • The monthly subscription charge is a fixed dollar amount per kilowatt subscribed. This charge reflects the costs related to construct, operate and maintain the solar plants being built by FPL to support this program.
  • During enrollment your kWh usage will be converted to kW to determine your maximum subscription level. Subscription units may only be purchased in 1kW increments.

What does the monthly subscription credit represent?

  • The monthly subscription credit represents your share of the solar energy produced by the solar power plants in a given month, multiplied by the subscription credit rate. The subscription credit rate will increase annually, subsequently your monthly subscription credits are expected to increase the longer you are in the program, reducing your bill over time.

How will the FPL SolarTogether monthly subscription charge and credit appear on my FPL bill?

  • The monthly subscription charge and credit will appear as individual line items on your FPL bill.

How will I know if I will get the total subscription amount I’m requesting during enrollment?

  • Subscription requests will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon completion of the enrollment process, you will receive a confirmation email or letter detailing your subscription, including subscription level, monthly subscription charge and projected billing start date.

Why is the subscription charge in my email enrollment confirmation larger than what was displayed during enrollment?

  • During enrollment the online tool showed your Net Cost of your subscription which is equal to your Monthly Subscription Charge minus your estimated Monthly Subscription Credit.
  • Your email confirmation only shows your subscription level and Monthly Subscription Charge.
  • Your Monthly Subscription Credit represents your portion of the actual solar power generated.

How are kilowatts converted to kilowatt-hours?

  • A kilowatt (kw) is 1,000 watts, which is a measure of power. A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a measure of how much energy you’re using.
  • To calculate kWh from kW, multiply the kW number by the time in hours.
    • For example, a 3 kW appliance, if used for 3.5 hours, would be 3 x 3.5, which equals 10.5 kWh of energy.

                          

I have enrolled in the FPL SolarTogether program and my confirmation status is marked “Reserved.” What does it mean if my status is “Reserved?”

  • If you receive a “Reserved” confirmation status upon enrolling, your enrollment will become active when the solar power plants associated with your subscription(s) becomes operational. Your “Reserved” status guarantees your subscription in the program.
  • You will receive confirmation of your projected billing start date during the enrollment process or you can access this information on your FPL SolarTogether dashboard on FPL.com.
  • Learn more about what "reserved" status means

Does enrolling in the FPL SolarTogether program impact my current electric rate structure, time-of-use, demand charges, and/or load control credits?

  • Enrolling will not change the number of kWh you consume on a monthly basis, it will have no impact on your existing electric rate structure, time-of-use charges and/or demand charges.
  • Your monthly subscription charge and credit will appear as individual line items on your FPL bill.

What if the FPL SolarTogether program is sold out and I want to participate?

  • The FPL SolarTogether program is currently fully subscribed and the waitlist for the program is now closed. Please visit www.FPL.com/SolarTogether for future program updates.
  • Customers who are on the waitlist will be notified based on the order you joined the waitlist and will have two weeks to enroll. You can ask to be removed from the waitlist at any time.
  • Subscription availability can occur when an:
    • Existing participant decreases their subscription; or
    • Existing participant unsubscribes from the FPL SolarTogether program

After I enroll in the FPL SolarTogether program, can I unsubscribe or make changes to my subscription?

  • You may elect to reduce your subscription or unsubscribe from the FPL SolarTogether program at any time, after your first billing cycle in the program. Refunds will not be provided for any subscription and you will not be able to re-enroll for a 12-month period, subject to subscription availability. 
  • If you unsubscribe, your cancellation will become effective and your subscription charge and subscription credit will be assessed in the billing period in which you unsubscribed.
  • If your enrollment status is confirmed as “Reserved”, you will be able to unsubscribe from the program up to 30 days prior to your projected billing start date. Your projected billing start date will be provided during the enrollment process or you can access this information on your FPL SolarTogether dashboard on FPL.com.
  • You may increase your subscription amount once per year within 30 days following your enrollment anniversary date.

If I unsubscribe from the FPL SolarTogether program, can I get a refund?

  • The FPL SolarTogether program is voluntary, you may elect to unsubscribe from the program at any time, after your first billing cycle in the program. Refunds will not be issued for any subscription and you will not be able to re-enroll for a 12-month period, subject to subscription availability. 
  • If you unsubscribe, your cancellation will become effective and your subscription charge and subscription credit will be assessed in the billing period in which you unsubscribed. 

If I participate in the FPL SolarTogether program when will billing begin?

  • After you complete the enrollment process, you will receive confirmation of your projected billing start date or you can access this information on your FPL SolarTogether dashboard on FPL.com.

When can I expect to see the FPL SolarTogether program lower my monthly FPL bill?

  • Initially, we expect that you will see a slight increase in your monthly FPL bill before you realize a net bill reduction within 3 to 5 years.
  • We estimate that you could achieve break-even in approximately 7 years. Break-even is the point at which your total subscription credits received are more than your total subscription charges.

What if I move – is my FPL SolarTogether subscription transferable?

  • Yes, your subscription is transferable as long as you move to another location within FPL’s service territory and the account remains under the same name.

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?

  • A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) represents one-megawatt-hour of electricity from a renewable power plant such as the FPL SolarTogether solar power plants.
  • Participants in the FPL SolarTogether™ SunAssist Program will have the RECs associated with their subscription automatically retired on their behalf.
  • Participants will be able to legally claim that their home has “gone solar.
  • Each REC is uniquely serial numbered and tracked in a certified renewable energy registry that documents ownership of the REC. Upon request, FPL will provide the appropriate documentation.

As a participant in the FPL SolarTogether program, am I able to obtain the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?

  • Yes. During the enrollment process, you may elect to have the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) associated with your subscription retired on your behalf. Most customers select this option if they have corporate renewable sustainability goals.
  • FPL will provide you with the appropriate documentation if RECs retirement is elected during the enrollment process.

How can I participate in the low-income portion of the FPL SolarTogether program?

  • The FPL SolarTogether program will include availability of subscription for qualifying low-income participants. Customers who participate in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), or the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will be pre-approved for this program.
  • We will be working with our third-party partners to help administer this segment of the program. Enrollment began January 2021.

As a participant in the FPL SolarTogether program, can I claim the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit?

  • No. The monthly subscription charge already factors in the financial benefits associated with the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

How will the FPL SolarTogether solar power plants perform during/after a hurricane? Will my subscription be impacted?

  • Like all FPL solar power plants, the FPL SolarTogether plants are built to local wind and building codes. To date, our solar plants have performed extremely well during major storms, including hurricanes Matthew and Irma.
  • FPL is responsible for operating and maintaining the solar power plants. Post storm, there may be some damage or loss, resulting in lower solar power.  As a result, your credit could be lower.

How is FPL SolarTogether different from the FPL SolarNow™ program?

  • FPL SolarTogether and FPL SolarNow are two distinct programs. The FPL SolarNow program enables participating customers to support small solar arrays installed in local communities throughout Florida, such as parks, zoos and museums, and further the education of solar generation.
  • FPL SolarTogether would provide all FPL customers with an alternative option to participate in the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy while earning monthly bill credits on their FPL bill. Credits will increase the longer they are in the program, reducing their bill over time.

Will participants in FPL SolarNow be impacted by this new program?

  • No, FPL SolarNow will not be impacted by this new program. Customers can remain enrolled in FPL SolarNow and are also eligible to participate in FPL SolarTogether.

How does FPL SolarTogether compare to private (rooftop) solar?

  • FPL supports private solar, and we continue to work with our customers who choose private solar and their installers to help ensure the safe interconnection of their systems.
  • The FPL SolarTogether program provides all customers with an affordable and accessible solar option. Customers will not be bound to a long-term contract, financing, installation, equipment or termination fees. Subscription is also transferable if participants move within FPL’s service territory.

What are the FPL SolarTogether program terms and conditions?

  • Please refer to the FPL SolarTogether program Terms & Conditions for complete information.