PV Rebate Program (Florida)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||PV Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Construction|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||4/peak DC watt|
|Eligible System Size||Greater than 1 kW|
|Equipment Requirements||All solar energy systems sold in Florida are required by Florida law (FS 377.705) to be approved by the www.fsec.ucf.edu Florida Solar Energy Center|
|Maximum Incentive||16,000 for residential; 18,000 for model homes; 40,000 for commercial|
|Program Administrator||Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2002-08-15|
Florida residents, developers, government agencies, utilities, and other businesses installing photovoltaic (PV) systems connected to their local utility may qualify for the Florida Solar Energy Center’s (FSEC) PV rebate. The program was funded at $525,000 by the Florida Energy Office/Department of Community Affairs. The program was slated to continue through March 31, 2002, or until program funds were exhausted. In mid-March 2002, the FSEC Rebate Program Manager reported that funds had been exhausted. It is currently unclear whether additional program funding will become available.
Rebates of $4 per watt are available based on the total system output using the manufacturer or FSEC rating. All systems must have an output of at least 1 kW. Residential applicants can qualify for a maximum rebate of $16,000. Additional rebates of $2,000 are available to builders and developers who install systems on model homes. Commercial applicants may qualify for a maximum rebate of $40,000.
Steps for qualifying for a PV rebate can be found on FSEC’s web site.
In order to receive a rebate, applicants must:
- Submit a copy of the PV equipment invoice to FSEC. - Submit system design to FSEC for review and approval prior to installation if system design differs from those on FSEC’s web site. - Use a licensed solar or electrical installer approved by FSEC. - Install PV system within 6 months of submitting the application to FSEC. - Comply with all electrical and building codes, as well as utility interconnection requirements.
|Contact Name||Jennifer Szaro|
|Department||Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)|
|Address||500 S. Orange Ave.|
|Phone||(407) 423-9100 Ext:2086|
|Contact Name||Bill A. Kopacz|
|Department||Midstate Electric Cooperative|
|Address||51340 N Hwy 97|
|Address 2||P.O. Box 127|
|Place||La Pine, Oregon|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.