TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee is making plans to extend renewable energy access to residents.
Many people can't afford the $25,000 price tag of a solar panel so a new utilities proposal will go before the city commission, opening the floor for public comment on May 24th.
The new option would let residents pay five cents per kilo watt hour to run their home on solar energy. That's two cents more than they already pay for energy.
The solar power would be generated by new panels at the Tallahassee International Airport.
The cost of solar through this new proposal would remain fixed for 20 years and each customer would have the option of deciding how much of their total electricity would be generated by the solar plant, ranging from 25 to 100 percent.