Solar Energy System Incentives Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Solar Energy System Incentives Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Institutional, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 4/watt DC

Solar Water Heaters: Residential - 500; Non-residential and Multi-family - 15 per 1,000 BTU/day
Solar Pool Heaters: 100





Eligible System Size PV: 2 kW and larger

Solar water heaters must provide at least 50% of a building’s hot water consumption


Equipment Requirements The Florida Energy and Climate Commission recommends that solar systems be certified by FSEC. All solar energy systems sold in Florida are required by Florida law (FS 377.705) to be approved by the Florida Solar Energy Center
Start Date 2009-02-16
Expiration Date 6/30/2010 (solar incentives provision)



Installation Requirements PV: Must be installed by a licensed master electrician or state-licensed electrical, solar contractor, or certified general contractor

Solar Water and Pool Heaters: Must be installed by a state-licensed solar or plumbing contractor or a certified general contractor or a roofing contractor installing standing seam hybrid thermal roofs



Maximum Incentive PV: Residential - 20,000; Non-residential - 100,000

Solar Water Heaters: Residential - 500; Non-residential and Multi-family - 5,000
Solar Pool Heaters: 100


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with system owner








Program Administrator Florida Energy Office
Website http://myfloridaclimate.com/climate_quick_links/florida_energy_climate_commission/solar_rebate_program
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-16
Last DSIRE Review 2011-08-10
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2011-08-10


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Note: The information below is for reference only. There is no more funding available for this rebate program. This program received $14.4 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This funding was used to award rebates to systems in the application queue. FY 2009-2010 is the last year of the solar rebate program and the last year the program could be funded under the current authorizing statute. This program has not been extended by the Florida Legislature and will expire June 30, 2010. November 16, 2010, the Florida Legislature approved additional funding for the rebate program for systems that were approved during the program but never received reimbursement. Questions regarding rebates should be directed toward the Florida Energy and Climate Commission at 850-487-3800 or energy@eog.myflorida.com.

Florida's Solar Energy System Incentives Program was established in June 2006 (SB 888) to provide financial incentives for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010. A total of $2.5 million was available for FY 2006-2007; $3.5 million was available for FY 2007-2008, and $5 million was available for FY 2008-09.

The program, administered by the Florida Energy and Climate Commission, provides rebates to Florida residents, businesses, non-profits and public facilities that purchase and install new photovoltaic (PV) systems two kilowatts (kW) or larger in capacity, solar water heating systems that provide at least 50% of a building's hot water consumption, and a solar thermal pool heaters.

The incentive amounts for each solar technology are as follows:

Solar PV Systems

  • Residential: $4/watt DC, up to $20,000
  • Commercial, Non-profit, Multi-Family and Public Facilities: $4/watt DC, up to $100,000

Solar Water Heating Systems

  • Residential: $500 per installation
  • Commercial, Non-profit, Multi-Family and Public Facilities: $15 per 1,000 BTU per day, up to $5,000 (BTUs must be metered)

Solar Thermal Pool Heaters

  • $100 per installation

Applications for the rebate must be submitted within 120 days of the purchase of the solar energy equipment.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Florida Energy Office
Department Governor's Office of Energy and Climate Change
Division Florida Energy Office
Address 600 S. Calhoun Street
Address 2 Suite 251
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32399
Phone (850) 487-3800


Email energy@eog.myflorida.com
Website http://www.myfloridaclimate.com
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: >2007->Ch0377->Section%20806#0377.806 Fla. Stat. § 377.806

Date Enacted 6/19/2006 (subsequently amended)
Expiration Date 6/30/2010 (solar incentives provision)

Authority 2: Rule 27N-1.500 (Solar Energy Systems Incentives Program)
Date Effective 2009-02-16



Authority 3: HB 15A
Date Effective 2010-11-16
Date Enacted 2010-11-16
















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Residential $/KW $4,000
PV Commercial $/KW $4,000
PV Non-profit $/KW $4,000
PV Rating DC



PV Residential Min KW 2
PV Commercial Min KW 2


PV Residential Max $ $20,000
PV Commercial Max $ $100,000
PV Non-profit Max $ $100,000


































Rebates Grants Solar Pool Heating Incentives

Pool Residential Max $ $100
Pool Commercial Max $ $100
Pool Non-profit Max $ $100









Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $500
SWH Commercial Max $ $5,000
SWH Non-profit Max $ $5,000




SWH Commercial $/unit $15.00
SWH Non-profit $/unit $15.00
SWH Size/output Unit 1000 BTU/day






  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"