Making Innovative Solar Solutions Affordable and Accessible to All Customers
The most recent addition to our solar family is a the Kenneth P. Ksionek Community Solar Farm at the Stanton Energy Center (SEC). This new array is unique in that it’s one of the first solar farms in the country that sits atop a closed byproduct landfill at a power plant—the new facility will more than double OUC’s solar capacity. The community solar farm gives OUC’s residential and business customers access to sustainable, maintenance-free solar energy without the hassles and costs associated with installing panels on their homes or businesses. When combined with the existing Community Solar Farm at our Gardenia Operations Center, OUC generates enough solar energy to power thousands of homes.
Features & Benefits
No up-front expenses, installation or equipment maintenance costs (On average, a 5 kW photovoltaic array can cost $15,000 or more to install on your home or business.)
No rooftops required—great for renters, condo owners and those customers whose rooftops are shaded by trees or nearby buildings
Ability to easily move with you to another residence or business in OUC’s service territory
Clean, green renewable energy at an affordable price
Community Solar Rate
Residential and commercial electric customers can subscribe for all or a portion of their monthly electric bill to be powered by solar energy. Customers can opt for a percentage of their electric usage in 10 percent increments at a fixed solar rate of .06 per kWh in lieu of the normal fuel charge portion of their bill.
Below is an example of how a Community Solar charge will appear on your bill. Billing amounts are based on a customer using 1,200 kWh and electing 20% of their energy to come from solar.
Use this calculator to quickly estimate the percentage of solar energy from the community solar farm that results in the average monthly cost that works best for you.
Community Solar FAQs
Frequently asked questions about program overview, costs, usage, and eligibility.
Sign Up For Solar
To sign up to be on a waiting list for the new community solar project, click the button below to fill out the enrollment form.
Go to Form
Call 407-423-9018 in Orlando/Orange County or 407-957-7373 in St. Cloud/Osceola County.
Watch Us Grow Community Solar
Take a look at the construction time lapse of community solar at the Stanton Energy Center (SEC) and aerial view videos below.
A First for Central Florida
In 2013, OUC developed Central Florida’s first community solar farm at our Gardenia facility. The 400 kW array produces an average of 540,000 kWh annually, which is enough energy to meet the power needs of about 40 homes and is the equivalent to avoiding 949,316 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. It also acts as covered parking for employees and visitors.
Gardenia Community Solar Farm Portal*
Check out the live status of the solar farm's power.
*The Gardenia Community Solar Farm is fully subscribed.