Orlando Utilities Commission - Solar Programs (Florida)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Orlando Utilities Commission - Solar Programs
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar Thermal (Commercial): 0.03/kWh

Solar Therm (Residential): 1000 rebate
PV (Commercial and Residential): 0.05/kWh

Maximum Incentive No maximum specified
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Orlando Utilities Commission

Terms Five-year agreement with automatic renewal
Program Administrator Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Website http://www.ouc.com/environment-community/solar/solar-incentives

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


The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), through its Solar Program, offers to purchase the environmental attributes or renewable energy credits (RECs) from customers who install a photovoltaic (PV) and/or solar thermal energy system on their property. Incentive payments are equal to $0.05 per killowatt-hour (kWh) for commercial and residential PV systems and $0.03/kWh for commercial solar water heating (SWH) systems and appear in the form of a credit on customer monthly utility bills.* Residential customers can receive a $1,000 rebate for a solar hot water system.

Under this program, the electricity output of the PV system is used on-site and REC payments are based on the system's total output. Any net excess generation produced by PV systems is credited to the system owner at the utility's full retail rate.

Production agreements have an initial term of five years and automatically renew for five-year terms unless terminated by written notice by either party. For installation financing options, OUC customers may apply for a low-interest Residential Solar Loan.

*Solar space heating systems and solar pool heating systems are not eligible. Solar water heating systems are metered in British Thermal Units (BTUs) and then converted to kWh to determine incentive credits.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jennifer Szaro
Department Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Address 100 West Anderson Street
Place Orlando, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32801
Phone (407) 434-2263

Email Green@ouc.com
Website http://www.ouc.com

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


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