Solar Energy System Incentives Program -Florida-

Solar Energy System Incentives Program
Last Review: 12/01/2009
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Amount: PV: $4/watt DC
Solar Water Heaters: Residential – $500; Non-residential & Multi-family – $15 per 1,000 BTU/day
Solar Pool Heaters: $100
Maximum Incentive: PV: Residential – $20,000; Non-residential – $100,000
Solar Water Heaters: Residential – $500; Non-residential & Multi-family – $5,000
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 & 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
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
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with system owner
Funding Source: General state revenue funds, ARRA
Program Budget: $2.5M for FY 2006-2007
$3.5M for FY 2007-2008
$5M for FY 2008-2009
Program Start Date: 2/16/2009
Program Expiration Date: 6/30/2010 (solar incentives provision)
Web Site: http://myfloridaclimate.com/climate_quick_links/florida_energy_cl…
Authority 1:
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:
02/16/2009
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.

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.

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