Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 2.00 per watt

Solar water heating: 1,000 per system

Equipment Requirements Solar water heating systems must be certified by Florida Solar Energy Center
Start Date 2011-04-18
Expiration Date 2015-12-31

Installation Requirements Systems must be installed by licensed solar contractors or electrical contractor with solar certification

Maximum Incentive PV: 20,000

Solar water heating: 1,000 per system

Program Budget $1.5 million per year

Program Administrator Tampa Electric
Website https://secure.tampaelectric.com/tampaelectricsecure/forms/solarrebates/pvarray/?_ga=1.163555636.924843087.1417463622

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


Note: Rebates will be availabile on January 6th, 2015 at 10 A.M. and are expected to be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis within minutes.

On November 25th. 2014 the Florida PSC voted to end a solar pilot program at the end of 2015 that requires independently owned utilities to offer solar rebates. This program will not be offered after December 31st, 2015.

Tampa Electric provides financial incentives to customers who install solar-energy systems on their homes and businesses. Customers who install eligible solar water heating systems may receive a rebate of $1,000. Customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems may receive a rebate of $2 per watt, with a maximum rebate of $20,000. Prior to system installation, program participants must allow Tampa Electric to perform an energy audit on the home or building.

Tampa Electric has budgeted $1.5 million per year for this program from 2011 through 2015. The utility will approve applications every year on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. See program web site for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Solar Program - TECO
Department Tampa Electric

Place Tampa, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33601
Phone (813) 228-4003

Website http://www.tampaelectric.com

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


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