Lakeland Electric is offering a solar option for its residential customers who useaverage amounts of hot water and prefer not to purchase their own solar heaters. The Lakeland Solar Hot Water service provides the easiest way for Lakeland homeowners to adopt solar water heating for the least amount of cost. It enables residents to lock-in long-term hot water heating rates that will never rise while they live in their home. It is the fastest and most efficient way to move toward renewable energy and results in the greatest net benefit for the Lakeland community as a whole. In addition to a protected price plan, other benefits to the customer include the following:
- No up-front costs
- Additional storage (gallons) of hot water
- Zero maintenance costs
- Reliable hot water
- Purchase option
- Offsets carbon footprint
- The only cost to the customer is a monthly energy purchase of $34.95 which is equal to the current cost of heating water with electricity or propane for most households.
To learn more about this program, you can contact Lakeland Electric's solar program desk and email with any questions. Online enrollment is now available.