About the FPL SolarNow™ Program
For only $9 a month or about 30 cents a day, when you join FPL SolarNow you will be joining other customers supporting the sustainment of solar energy projects in local public areas like parks, zoos and museums that help encourage future generations to learn about clean solar energy.
How the FPL SolarNow™ Program Works
FPL operates and maintains these solar projects
Funds will go toward the maintenance of solar energy projects in local communities – from parking canopies and solar trees to walkways and more
Clean, renewable energy generated from these assets is fed to the grid and benefits the entire community
See Frequently Asked Questions about FPL SolarNow™
Making a Difference in Our Communities
To further support the communities we serve, the NextEra Energy, Inc. charitable foundation (NEE Foundation) will contribute $200,000 annually to STEAM-related charities and/or educational curriculum for elementary through high school students within the FPL service territory.
As a program participant, when you enrolled in FPL SolarNow, you were able to select one of six organizations you wanted to receive a portion of the contribution.
Below is the amount of contributions each nonprofit organization has received as of Dec. 31, 2019.**
Boys & Girls Club (local affiliates)
Habitat for Humanity (local affiliates)
Save the Manatee Club
The Nature Conservancy, Florida chapter
**Note: For those charities that have multiple chapters within the FPL service territory, Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat for Humanity, the proportion earned will be equally distributed to the chapters within the counties where the assets are built.
Frequently Asked Questions
- In 2014, FPL received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to launch a three-year voluntary solar partnership pilot program. The program, now known as FPL SolarNow, provides FPL customers with an easy way to support the sustainment of solar arrays in local Florida communities, without increasing costs on customers who are unable or choose not to participate. As of December 2020, the program has been extended through Dec. 3, 2025. Going forward, FPL SolarNow™ will continue to maintain and enhance the solar assets and provide educational activities.
- This program allows FPL customers to support solar energy in their communities, where it can help grow interest and educate more people about solar. See full program details.
- Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it.
- Solar power helps to slow/stop global warming. It actively contributes to the decrease of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
- Each Solar Tree is capable of producing up to 3 kilowatts of solar energy – enough to power an electric vehicle 15,000 miles per year.
- Advantage of solar power is that no pollution is created in the process of generating electricity.
- Environmentally the cleanest energy, solar energy is renewable and sustainable, helping to protect our environment.
- Unlike conventional power generation, Solar Trees generate energy with no air emissions and no water use.
- Solar canopies could generate enough clean electricity annually to:
- Power the needs of 197 electric vehicles, 12 coffee shops or 600 classrooms, to name a few
- And, also help remove 438,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions to reduce pollution
- The real benefit of using solar energy is its capability of being distributed among our communities and how it benefits everyone.
- FPL SolarNow™ participants are businesses and residential customers that choose to voluntarily enroll in the program for a monthly cost of $9 added to their FPL electric bill. Their funds go toward the maintenance of solar projects in public places in Florida communities.
- FPL SolarNow™ host sites are public community locations such as city /county parks, zoos and museums, where the solar projects are located.
- FPL is the leading clean energy provider in Florida, and one of the cleanest in the nation. Depending on where you live in Florida, it’s likely that a school or other educational facility like a museum or a zoo near you is producing solar energy now. FPL has installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at more than 100 sites across 23 counties to give students and communities hands-on experience with renewable energy.
- In 2019, FPL announced a groundbreaking “30-by-30” plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and make the state of Florida a leader in the production of solar energy. FPL has secured solar sites throughout the state, which will enable the company to continue to cost effectively build solar energy centers across Florida.
- FPL continues to explore technologies to find new ways to change Florida’s energy future for the better.
- Learn more about our large-scale solar energy centers, and other ways FPL is moving solar energy forward.
How it Works
- FPL is committed to advancing the use of clean solar energy in Florida. This program provides customers who may not have the ability or desire to install their own solar systems, but care about preserving and protecting the environment, an easy way to support solar energy in their local communities helping to keep their communities beautiful places to live.
- No, your $9 monthly FPL SolarNow™ contribution is not tax-deductible. FPL is not a tax-exempt organization. FPL SolarNow™ contributions will support the sustainment of solar assets throughout the community.
- FPL supports a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the communities we serve, including many dedicated to environmental protection and community development.
- As part of the FPL SolarNow program, an annual contribution from the NextEra Energy Foundation is given to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)- related charities to support education on renewable energy, including solar power.
- No. Customers’ monthly contributions do not go toward the non-profit organizations, nor do they fund enrollment incentives or other participant bonuses (e.g. zoo discounts).
- FPL shareholders, via the NextEra Energy Foundation, fund the non-profit contributions.
- FPL has long been a leader in clean energy and is committed to advancing the use of solar energy in Florida. FPL continues to invest in local Florida communities and depending on where you live, it’s likely that a school or other educational facility like a museum or a zoo near you is producing solar energy now. FPL has installed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at more than 100 sites across 23 counties to give students and communities hands-on experience with renewable energy.
- As a regulated utility, FPL has a duty to focus on the most economical energy sources for customers. We are able to build universal solar cost-effectively. For more information, visit our Locations page.
- Also, the FPL SolarNow™ program provides customers who may not have the ability or desire to install their own solar systems, but care about preserving and protecting the environment, an easy way to support the maintenance of solar energy projects in local communities, which has a higher cost than the large, universal solar power plants that FPL generally builds in rural areas that have sufficient land. FPL’s goal is to install 30 million solar panels by 2030, making Florida a world leader in solar energy.
No. FPL’s motivation behind the voluntary solar program is not financial. To demonstrate our intent to partner with participating customers:
- The NextEra Energy Foundation, FPL’s non-profit charity, will contribute a total of $200,000 annually to local, Florida-based non-profit organizations. This contribution approximates the regulated return that FPL SolarNow™ would generate.
- Additionally, we will limit marketing and administrative expenses to less than 20 percent of the program’s total expenses.
- No. This program is completely voluntary, and a personal choice. Participants must opt-in to join.
- Advantage of solar power is that no pollution is created in the process of generating electricity; it is environmentally the cleanest energy. Solar Energy is clean, renewable and sustainable, helping to protect our environment.
- It does not pollute our air by releasing carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide or mercury into the atmosphere like many traditional forms of electrical generation does. Therefore solar energy does not contribute to global warming, acid rain or smog. It actively contributes to the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the benefits of solar energy, and all that FPL is doing to produce affordable, clean energy.
- No, FPL no longer offers solar rebate program. If you are installing your own solar installation, you can find information about our net-metering program at FPL.com/netmetering
- No. Participants do not see a reduction on their FPL electric bill. The program is created to provide customers with an easy way to support the maintenance of solar in local communities, which has a higher cost than the large, universal solar power plants that FPL generally builds in rural areas that have sufficient land. FPL’s goal is to install 30 million solar panels by 2030, making Florida a world leader in solar energy.
- Customers can sign up to participate online.
- Once enrollment has been confirmed, the program appears on a participant’s FPL bill as an individual line item, one billing cycle later. The line item will be a $9 charge for Voluntary Solar Program.
- Participants can view and pay their FPL bill at any time by logging in to www.fpl.com
- Within one business day after signing up, participants receive an email confirming their enrollment.
- Beginning the first monthly billing cycle after enrollment, the program charge of $9 will appear on a participant’s monthly FPL bill as an individual line item, labeled Voluntary Solar Program.
Participation is completely voluntary. You can cancel at any time, with no penalties. Cancel online or by calling:
- Residential customers: 1-800-342-5375 (800-DIAL FPL)
- Business customers: 1-800-375-2434
- No. The electricity generated by FPL SolarNow installations flows to the energy grid to benefit all FPL customers. The program is created to provide customers with an easy way to support the sustainment of solar in local communities.