Are you considering solar energy for your home or business? Kissimmee Utility Authority has joined with 11 other Florida municipal electric utilities to form the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale community solar energy project that will enable us to provide renewable energy to our customers.
Many households and businesses in Kissimmee do not have access to solar because they rent, live in multi-tenant buildings, have roofs that are unable to host a solar system or experience some other mitigating factor. KUA’s community solar option provides homeowners, renters and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation, regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. Community solar expands access to solar for all.
Designed to generate 223.5-megawatts of solar energy, our planned project will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the United States. As part of the project, approximately 900,000 solar panels will be installed on three solar farms to be built in Osceola and Orange counties. Combined, the three solar sites will total approximately 1,200 acres, or the equivalent of 900 football fields filled with solar panels.
The project is currently being permitted and construction is expected to begin in early 2020. The project should be operational by June 30, 2020.
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Considering solar for your home?
Here are a series of videos to answer the most commonly-asked questions about rooftop solar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Considering Installing PV Solar FAQ
- What is PV solar?
- What should I do if I am considering installing PV solar?
- I want to install PV solar. What do I need to do?
- Is PV solar worth it?
- Are there any KUA rebates for installing PV solar?
- Are KUA’s electric rates increasing every year?
- What happens if there is excess energy produced? Does KUA pay me for my PV solar?
- Does KUA charge me extra for having PV solar?
- Will I still have a KUA bill?
- How will I get my power when at night?
- How can I tell if my system will generate enough to cover my energy needs?
- Will my system still operate in the event of a KUA outage?
- What is a battery back-up system and how does it work?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of a battery back-up system?
I have PV solar FAQ
- What is net-metering?
- Why do I still have a utility bill?
- How can I get the most out of my PV solar system?
- Can KUA tell me how much my system is generating?
- Is my excess solar energy stored by KUA for use later at night?
- How can I tell if my PV solar system is working?
- Why doesn’t my solar work when the power is out?
- Should I add more panels?