Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount First 10 kW: 2/watt

11 kW - 50 kW: 1.50/watt
51 kW - 100 kW: 1/watt

Eligible System Size Minimum system size: 2 kW
Equipment Requirements Must be certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center
Start Date 2011-03-15

Installation Requirements Must be installed by licensed contractor

Must be interconnected to Progress Energy Florida power system
Must be capable of producing 1,000 kWh per kW each year

Maximum Incentive 130,000 per participant

Program Budget $1.3 million per year

Program Administrator Progress Energy Florida
Website https://www.progress-energy.com/florida/business/save-energy-money/sunsense/index.page

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The SunSense Program will resume for 2015 and begin accepting applications on January 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM. On November 25th. 2014 the Florida PSC voted to end a solar pilot program at the end of 2015 that requires independently owned utilities to offer solar rebates. This program will not be offered after 2015.'''

In March 2011, Progress Energy Florida began offering incentives to commercial customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Incentive rates are based on a tiered structure:

  • $2.00/watt for the first 10 kilowatts (kW)
  • $1.50/watt for 11 kW to 50 kW
  • $1.00/watt for 51 kW to 100 kW

Systems may be larger than 100 kW, but incentives only apply to the first 100 kW of the system, with a maximum total incentive of $130,000 per customer. All systems must be at least 2 kW in capacity and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center. In addition, all systems must be installed by a licensed contractor and connected to Progress Energy Florida's grid.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Progress Energy Florida
Department Business Customer Service
Address PO Box 1551
Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27602
Phone (800) 700-8744

Email PEFSolarPV@pgnmail.com

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


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