Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings
Florida law also allows for the creation of easements for the purpose of maintaining exposure of a solar energy system to sunlight. Easements must be created in writing, and recorded and indexed ...
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential, Institutional
Savings Category: Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)
This exemption was originally set to expire July 1, 2002, but it was extended for three more three years. In May 2005, the exemption was made permanent upon the enactment of H.B. 805.
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Combined Heat & Power, Solar Pool Heating
The City of Gainesville requires the design process for public facilities within city limits to take into consideration current and future solar access. In addition, regulated trees may be removed...
Eligibility: Construction, Local Government
Savings Category: Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Until 1994, Florida offered limited specialty licenses for residential solar hot water and pool heating, as well a general solar contractor's license. These specialty licenses have not been issued...
Savings Category: Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
The Florida Energy Conservation and Sustainable Buildings Act requires the use of energy-efficient equipment and design, and solar energy devices for heating and cooling state buildings where life-cycle cost analysis determines that solar-energy systems will be cost-effective over the life of the building. Florida law also requires that all new educational facilities include passive solar design. Florida mandates that schools with hot water demands exceeding 1,000 gallons per day must include a solar water heating system that provides at least 65% of hot water needs whenever economically...
Eligibility: Construction, Schools, State Government
Savings Category: Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Daylighting, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Under the Solar Energy Standards Act of 1976, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is responsible for certifying all solar equipment sold in Florida, unless the equipment has been otherwise...
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
The incentive applies to the installation of solar water heating systems. Pool heating systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems are not eligible for the rebate. If other incentives (rebates, grants,...
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat
Note: A potential change to this rule was proposed on December 8th, 2015.
Eligibility: Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Cooperative Utilities
In November 1999, JEA, a municipal utility, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association of Florida to formalize the municipal utility's commitment to generate at least 7.5% of its electric capacity from green energy sources by 2015. Eligible renewable-energy resources include solar, biomass, biogas (methane from landfills and sewage treatment plants), and wind, as well as specific efficiency projects (which are located at JEA facilities where improvements made result in additional power output with no additional fuel input).
Eligibility: Municipal Utilities
Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste, Landfill Gas, Wind (Small)
Tampa Electric provides a variety of financial incentives to promote energy efficiency in the residential sector. The Ductwork Rebate Program gives Tampa Electric customers the opportunity to have...
Eligibility: Construction, Residential
Savings Category: Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, HVAC
Progress Energy Florida offers incentives to its business customers for replacing their old equipment with high-efficiency models, and for making improvements to their existing equipment....
Savings Category: Lighting, Chillers, Heat Pumps, Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Other EE, Reflective Roofs, LED Lighting
Upon request, Duke Energy Florida will perform a free home energy inspection. To qualify for one or all of the rebates, measures must be recommended during the inspection. Eligible equipment and...
Savings Category: Heat Pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows
Florida Power and Light (FPL) offers incentives for its business customers to upgrade the HVAC system, building envelope, water heating, refrigeration and lighting systems. The individual rebates...
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Schools, State Government, Institutional
Savings Category: Lighting, Chillers, Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading or installing fuel efficient natural gas equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for...
Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential
Savings Category: Water Heaters, Furnaces, Vending Machine Controls, Tankless Water Heater
The Florida Building Commission (FBC) is directed to adopt, revise, update, and maintain the Florida Building Code in accordance with Chapter 120 of the state statutes. The code is mandatory...
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building