Orange County - OCHEEP! (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Orange County - OCHEEP!
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Roofs, Water Heaters, Windows, Daylighting, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat, Radiant Barriers, Attic Ventilation, Window Film or Solar Screens
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by technology

Equipment Requirements Vary by technology
Start Date 2010-04-19
Expiration Date Program expires when funding is exhausted
The date "Program expires when funding is exhausted" was not understood.

Installation Requirements Most improvements must be installed by a licensed contractor. See program web site for details.

Maximum Incentive 1,000

Program Administrator Orange County Environmental Protection Division

References DSIRE[1]


The Orange County Homeowners Energy Efficiency Program (OCHEEP!), which targets self-organized groups of homeowners, includes mandatory energy-education components and offers rebate opportunities as part of a six-step process. The following improvements are generally eligible for rebates, provided that specific energy-saving criteria are met: energy audits; central air-conditioners; heat pumps; water heaters; windows; insulation (for attics, floor and concrete blocks); radiant barriers; attic ventilation (roof and soffit venting, and solar fans); reflective roofs; duct sealing and repairs; skylights; programmable thermostats, whole-house energy monitors; window film or solar screens; door and window sealing with caulk and weather stripping; ceiling fans; refrigerators, and LED lamps. In addition, rebates are available for photovoltaic (PV) systems two kilowatts or greater in capacity, and for solar water heaters that replace electric water heaters.

The maximum rebate per homeowner is $1,000. Rebate amounts for eligible expenditures range from $50 to $700 and vary by technology. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until program funding is exhausted. An energy audit performed by a certified energy rater is required, and most improvements must be installed by licensed contractors. Improvements made to new homes are not eligible. See the program web site for more information regarding improvement eligibility and program requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jane Gregory
Division Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Address 800 Mercy Drive, Suite 4
Place Orlando, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32808
Phone (407) 836-1400
Phone 2 (407) 836-1512

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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Residential Min KW 2

PV Residential Max $ $700

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $200

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


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"