Solar for Schools and Shelters (Florida)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Solar for Schools and Shelters (Florida)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Concentrating Solar Power, Solar Photovoltaics
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Funding Source U.S. Department of Energy

Program Administrator Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, University of Central Florida/Florida Solar Energy Center
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-06-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source


This program will support the installation of photovoltaic systems with battery back-up on strategically located schools and emergency shelters throughout the state. The Office of Energy will coordinate with the Florida Solar Energy Center to select 90 co-located schools and emergency shelters in Florida and install 10 kW and larger solar systems with data loggers on each site. The program will include operation and maintenance workshops for energy and facilities managers and administer education orientation workshops for teachers. There are four primary objectives to this program:

(1) creating or saving green collar jobs by hiring solar contractors to install solar systems; (2) providing power for critical needs during power outages and times of disaster; (3) educating future generations about solar energy technologies; and (4) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, it will update the Web site to include new system information for each of the 90 schools/shelters.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Susan T. Schleith
Department Florida Solar Energy Center
Division Energy Education
Address 1679 Clearlake Road

Place Cocoa, Florida

Phone (321) 638-1017


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

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 377.801-377.809