About Community Solar
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, this project is one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the United States. As part of the project, approximately 900,000 solar panels were built on three solar farms in Osceola and Orange counties.Combined, the three solar sites total approximately 1,200 acres, or the equivalent of 900 football fields filled with solar panels.
Additional solar capacity is expected to be operational by 2023.
Join the Program
To subscribe to Community Solar, please complete this online form.
Frequently Asked Questions about Community Solar
Considering Community Solar for your home?
Watch this video for a brief summary of how the program works.
About PV Solar
There are 2 types of solar. Thermal Solar & Photovoltaic Solar (PV). Thermal solar uses the sun’s energy to generate heat. Photovoltaic Solar (PV) uses the sun’s energy to generate electricity.
KUA highly encourages our customers who are interested in installing PV solar systems to schedule a KUA free home solar energy audit, prior to purchasing a system. Our home solar energy audit is designed to educate our customers about the facts and the myths regarding PV solar and will provide you with tools that will be beneficial when shopping for a PV solar system.
Every home is different. There are many factors to consider when calculating the value of installing PV solar. We find that customers who are primarily home during the day tend to benefit more from installing PV solar. Our free home solar energy audit will explain how to calculate energy savings to help determine the overall value of installing a PV solar system.
Considering Pv Solar for your home?
Here are a series of videos to answer the most commonly-asked questions about rooftop solar.