Vivint Solar announced it has expanded availability of its solar energy systems into Orlando, Florida, with initial availability in the Tampa Bay area in August.
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 14th in 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.”
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.