Why do so few Floridians own rooftop solar systems? Aside from the cost, part of the problem could be that most consumers know nothing about solar panels or systems. Getting estimates can be daunting as they don’t even know what questions to ask a prospective installer.
A Florida Public Service Commission report released earlier this month found that in 2016, in the state of 20 million residents, only 15,565 residential and commercial utility customers owned photovoltaic solar systems. In Palm Beach County 580 customers of FPL and Lake Worth Utilities had solar systems as of December. [read full article]