Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Equipment Requirements|| All systems must be guaranteed against freeze damage. System performance must be FSEC certified.
|Installation Requirements|| Systems must be installed by a contractor currently certified to install solar water heaters by the Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board per Fla. Stat. § 489.105.
|Program Administrator||Gainesville Regional Utilities|
The Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Solar Rebate Program, established in early 1997 as part of GRU's demand-side management initiatives, provides rebates of $500 to residential customers of GRU who install solar water heating systems. Customers must be an existing GRU customer using an electric water heater or natural gas water heater, where the natural gas is supplied by GRU. Both passive solar systems, which must be of the double-glazed integrated collector storage type, and closed-loop active solar systems are eligible for rebates.
To qualify for the rebate program, a solar system must have current Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) approval, the system's performance must have current FSEC certification, and contractors must be currently certified to install solar water heaters by the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. The collector should be oriented to face within 45 degrees of due South and must be tilted between 15 and 40 degrees of horizontal, but collectors that are oriented and tilted in another direction can qualify for the rebate if they are pre-approved by GRU. A minimum 80-percent solar window evidenced by a valid Solar Pathfinder report is also required by GRU.
|Contact Name|| Information - Energy and Business Services
|Address||PO Box 147117|
|Address 2||Station A114|
|Phone|| (352) 393-1460
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.
Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives
|SWH Residential Max $|| $500