The Co-op’s buying power made all the difference.
Robert Broida, Solar Homeowner – Sarasota, Florida
Went solar with the Sarasota Solar Co-op in 2016
System size: 18.0 kW
Why did you decide to go solar?
We live in sunny Florida and have a flat roof with Southern exposure. It was a true no-brainer.
Why did you decide to go solar with the co-op?
I had been looking at going solar for 3 years and found typical break-evens too long. The Co-op’s buying power made all the difference.
Has anything surprised you about going solar?
It took quite a while to complete the project for us (we had to do the roof first), but it works exactly as advertised. What a pleasant surprise!
How much have you saved on the electric bill after going solar?
Our electric bill is now $9 per month—which is FPL’s billing charge. We are generating 2.5-3.0 MW per month in the summer.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering going solar?
Run, don’t walk!