99% of Boca Raton Could Go Solar!
According to Google's Project Sunroof, 99% of the rooftops in Boca Raton get enough sun to make solar energy systems feasible. (This does not take into account the structural feasibility of the roof). Installing solar PV on these rooftops could generate more than half of the total community-wide electricity consumption and reduce community wide greenhouse gas emissions by a third.
Why Go Solar?
A solar photovoltaic system turns your roof into a clean energy generating machine! Solar electricity is beneficial for many reasons, including the following:
- Generating electricity with solar PV reduces monthly electric bills.
- Solar + Storage allows solar panels to provide electricity after a storm when the grid is down.
- Solar energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions!
- Residential electricity accounts for 24.3% of the City's GHG emissions
- Commercial electricity accounts for 35.1% of the City's GHG emissions
Boca Raton is designated SILVER SolSmart Community!
We’re proud to be 1 of 400 cities, counties and regional organizations that achieved designation under the SolSmart Program...and our recent achievement of moving from a Bronze to a SILVER designation!
The City of Boca Raton has taken steps to make "going solar" easier and less expensive for City residents and businesses. Learn more about how we support going solar in Boca Raton.
SolSmart communities have taken steps to reduce barriers to going solar in cities and communities around the country. Taking actions such as reducing solar permitting turn around time, providing checklists and online permitting options, participating in financing programs such as PACE, and providing consumer information about solar energy helps to make going solar easier and reduces costs. Learn more about the SolSmart program at SolSmart.org.