Miami-Dade County - Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Miami-Dade County - Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program
Incentive Type PACE Financing
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydrogen, Daylighting, Yes; specific technologies not identified
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Terms Maximum loan: 10% of just value of the property (exceptions may apply)

Maximum term length: 20 years

Program Administrator Miami-Dade County

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In November 2010, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 10-78, creating the Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. The program provides financing assistance for residential and commercial property owners of property located in Miami-Dade County. In order to participate in the program, the applicant must be the legal owner of the property on which the improvements will be made. In addition, the applicant must be current on any mortgage and cannot be in bankruptcy. The property may not be an asset in any bankruptcy proceeding and cannot have any federal income tax lien, judgment lien, construction lien, or similar. All property taxes must be paid and not have been delinquent for the previous three years (or the property owner's period of ownership, if less than three years).

Applications must be submitted to the county and must include a cost estimate for the installations completed by a certified contractor. The property owner must agree to a non-ad valorem assessment in order to secure a loan as part of the program. Loans are limited to 10% of the just value of the property unless the mortgage holder agrees to a higher financing amount, or the energy audit shows that the annual energy savings from the improvements would equal or exceed the annual repayment of loan. The repayment term may not exceed 20 years.

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

Authority 1: Code of Miami-Dade County Sec. 2-2079 et seq.
Date Enacted 2010-11-04

Authority 2: Resolution No. R-143-10
Date Enacted 2010-05-17

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


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