PV Rebate Program (Florida)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name PV Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Construction
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 4/peak DC watt

Eligible System Size Greater than 1 kW
Equipment Requirements All solar energy systems sold in Florida are required by Florida law (FS 377.705) to be approved by the www.fsec.ucf.edu Florida Solar Energy Center

Maximum Incentive 16,000 for residential; 18,000 for model homes; 40,000 for commercial

Program Administrator Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Website http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/PVT/BuyInstallPV/rebates.htm

References DSIRE[1]


Florida residents, developers, government agencies, utilities, and other businesses installing photovoltaic (PV) systems connected to their local utility may qualify for the Florida Solar Energy Center’s (FSEC) PV rebate. The program was funded at $525,000 by the Florida Energy Office/Department of Community Affairs. The program was slated to continue through March 31, 2002, or until program funds were exhausted. In mid-March 2002, the FSEC Rebate Program Manager reported that funds had been exhausted. It is currently unclear whether additional program funding will become available.

Rebates of $4 per watt are available based on the total system output using the manufacturer or FSEC rating. All systems must have an output of at least 1 kW. Residential applicants can qualify for a maximum rebate of $16,000. Additional rebates of $2,000 are available to builders and developers who install systems on model homes. Commercial applicants may qualify for a maximum rebate of $40,000.

Steps for qualifying for a PV rebate can be found on FSEC’s web site.

In order to receive a rebate, applicants must:

- Submit a copy of the PV equipment invoice to FSEC.
- Submit system design to FSEC for review and approval prior to installation if system design differs from those on FSEC’s web site. 
- Use a licensed solar or electrical installer approved by FSEC.
- Install PV system within 6 months of submitting the application to FSEC.
- Comply with all electrical and building codes, as well as utility interconnection requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jennifer Szaro
Department Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Address 500 S. Orange Ave.
Place Orlando, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32801
Phone (407) 423-9100 Ext:2086

Email jszaro@ouc.com
Website http://www.ouc.com
Contact Name Bill A. Kopacz
Department Midstate Electric Cooperative
Address 51340 N Hwy 97
Address 2 P.O. Box 127
Place La Pine, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97739
Phone (541) 536-2126

Email bkopacz@midstatecoop.com
Website http://www.midstatecoop.com

  • 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)"