Gulf Power recently announced a new program that allows customers to offset a portion of their yearly energy consumption with energy produced by a solar facility to be built in Milton.
The Florida Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, approved the program on March 1.
When construction is completed this fall, the Gulf Solar Energy Share program’s 1 megawatt (MW) facility will generate enough power for 150 homes every year.
Each annual subscription is $99 and would offset 750 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. Those who commit for five years would be charged a $89 annual subscription. Individual customers or businesses can purchase multiple subscriptions. The average Gulf Power customer’s home consumes between 1,000 and 1,200 kilowatt hours per month. [read more]