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Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Solar Photovoltaics Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/26/2014
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Varies
Maximum Incentive:$20,000
Eligible System Size:Minimum of 2kW
Equipment Requirements:System must be certified and approved by the Florida Solar Energy Center, and be capable of producing at least 1,000 kWh per kW DC each year.
Installation Requirements:Systems must be installed by a licensed contractor, meet electric and safety standards.
Program Budget:$1.9 million
Expiration Date:2014
Web Site: https://www.progress-energy.com/florida/home/save-energy-money/en...
Summary:

The SunSense Program is scheduled to end in late 2014. All projectes are expected to be completed at this date.

Progress Energy Florida (PEF) has allocated $1.9 million per year towards residential photovoltaic (PV) incentives. PEF will accept applications annually from residential customers both wishing to install a PV system and qualifying for a rebate. Reservations for a rebate will be issued on a first-come basis, however a reservation does not guarantee that a rebate will be awarded, only that funding for a rebate is available should the system be installed, meet all requirements and pass inspection.

To qualify for the residential PV program, an applicant must be a Progress Energy Florida (PEF) customer and a homeowner. The applicant must also be the account holder, use the home as a primary residence and own the solar PV system  installed on the home. Other requirements include:

  • PEF must approve application and conduct an on-site Home Energy Check (HEC) prior to PV system installation
  • The proposed PV system must be certified and approved by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
  • Systems must be installed by a licensed contractor, meet electric and safety standards
  • Participating customers’ systems must be directly connected to the PEF system by following the PEF interconnection procedures.

Customers with PV systems ranging in size from 2 kW DC to 10 kW DC are eligible to participate and may earn an incentive based on the kW value. Installations of systems system larger than 10 kW are permissible, but the incentive is limited to a maximum of $20,000 per residence. After installation, the PV system must be capable of producing at least 1,000 kWh per kW DC each year.

Once the limit of $1.9 million in rebates is achieved, the application process will be closed. The process will be re-opened again October 1 of each year for systems to be installed the following calendar year.

For an application checklist, further requirements and additional resources regarding the rebate please visit the PEF Solar PV website.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Progress Energy Florida
Business Customer Service
PO Box 1551
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (800) 700-8744
E-Mail: PEFSolarPV@pgnmail.com
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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