Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced it has expanded availability of its affordable solar energy systems into Orlando, Florida. Vivint Solar expanded into Florida with initial availability in the Tampa Bay area in August 2016.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Florida has among the highest electricity consumption in the country, with annual household electricity consumption approximately 30 percent higher than the U.S. average. The state currently ranks 14thin the U.S. in solar capacity, underscoring the opportunity for residential solar energy systems in Orlando and other markets.
“Florida offers tremendous potential for solar power, and we want to help Orlando residents take advantage,” said David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar. “With rooftop solar, Floridians in Tampa Bay and now Orlando will be able to enjoy clean solar power, increase their energy independence, and make a positive impact on the environment.”
Through Vivint Solar, residents will be able to purchase a system outright or work with one of Vivint Solar’s financial partners to finance a system with predictable monthly payments and no money down. Customers in Orlando will also be eligible to apply for any applicable utility sponsored rebates or federal tax credits for their solar power. As part of each sale, Vivint Solar designs, installs and maintains the system, allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of affordable, renewable solar energy.
“I recently had Vivint Solar install panels on my roof and I’ve been really happy with what has taken place,” said Eddie Proehl, an Orlando resident and new Vivint Solar customer. “I knew solar was good for the environment, but it was the savings that really piqued my interest. We’ve had a great experience so far and it didn’t cost me a cent out of pocket. I can’t say enough good things about it.”
Vivint Solar currently has approximately 50 employees in its Orlando and Tampa offices and expects to employ another 20-30 employees in the next six months. The company currently operates in 15 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Utah) and Washington D.C.