A First for Central Florida
OUC has developed Central Florida’s first community solar farm at our Gardenia facility. The community solar farm gives OUC’s residential and small business customers access to sustainable, maintenance-free solar energy without the hassles and costs associated with installing panels on their homes or businesses. 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.
Community Solar Farm Portal
Check out the live status of the solar farm's power.
How Community Solar Works
OUC’s Community Solar Program allows you to choose the number of solar power blocks that work best for your household or business, up to 15 kW blocks, and pay a fixed rate. The amount of energy produced by your solar blocks will appear on your monthly bill just as if you had rooftop solar panels.
The rate for Community Solar Farm subscribers is $0.13/kWh and you can subscribe to blocks in 1 kW up to 15 kW increments. A one-time $50 deposit is required regardless of how many blocks you subscribe. At the end of two years, OUC will credit the deposit and accrued interest to your account for OUC customers in good standing.
Features & Benefits
No up-front expenses, installation or equipment maintenance costs (On average, a 5 kW photovoltaic array can cost $25,000 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
Rate guaranteed for the duration of your subscription up to 25 years for this solar farm
Clean, green renewable energy at an affordable price
OUC's first Community Solar Farm is fully subscribed! To sign up to be on a waiting list for a future community solar project, you must “Log In” to your myOUC Online Profile. Once logged in, click “Ways to Save” on the left hand navigation menu.