Average electricity bill at Lake County neighborhood is $10 a month because of solar power
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - In one Lake County community, people are paying less for electricity in a month than what it costs to buy a movie ticket. This is all because of solar power.
Solar power is putting money back into the pockets of the people who live at 'Trilogy Orlando,' which is a 55 and older community where just about every home has solar panels.
Homeowners only pay about $10 a month on average for electricity. In fact, Trilogy produces so much power that it sells the surplus back to the electric company.
While officials say there are few problems with their system, the utility industry wants to raise that access fee to offset operating costs. So, this could unfortunately end up costing homeowners about $50 to $100 a bill.