Skip Navigation

The U.S. Department of Energy and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center are excited to announce that a new, modernized DSIRE is under construction. The new version of DSIRE will offer significant improvements over the current version, including expanded data accessibility and an array of new tools for site users. The new DSIRE site will be available in December 2014. Staff are currently working hard on the new version of DSIRE but are also maintaining the content of the current version of DSIRE. Thank you for your continued support and patience during this transition. We hope you are as excited for December as we are!

US Department Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
IREC North Carolina Solar Center
Home Glossary Links FAQs Contact About Twitter    Facebook


Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

Printable Version
Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/29/2014
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$550 credit on electric bill for installation of SWH system; additional $30-$60 credits for participating in load control and pool pump programs (EnergyWise)
Eligible System Size:None specified
Equipment Requirements:None specified
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Not specified
Web Site:

This program is scheduled to end along with all other SunSense programs at the end of 2014.

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) launched the Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise Program in February 2007 to encourage its residential customers to participate in its load control program and install a solar water heating system. In 2011, Progress Energy expanded its SunSense program to Florida and increased the Solar Water Heating Program rebate amount.

Program incentives are as follows:

  • A $550 credit on the customer’s electric bill to offset the purchase of a solar water heating system (for systems installed on March 15, 2011 or after)
  • Monthly EnergyWise credits for covered devices (whole-house electric cooling, heating and water heating) of up to $60/year
  • EnergyWise monthly pool pump credit, if applicable, of $30 per year

DEF installs EnergyWise equipment in a participating customer’s home (at no cost) that enables the utility to briefly interrupt power to the customer’s hot water system, heating or cooling system, or pool pump during periods of peak demand. Customers then receive a monthly credit on their energy bill for participating in the EnergyWise program and a $550 credit on their electric bill to offset the cost of installing a solar water heating system.

Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise customers are required to have whole-house electric heating, cooling and water heating installed with EnergyWise equipment and participate in the program for a minimum of three years. Otherwise, the customer must reimburse Duke Energy for a portion of the program incentive.

  Customer Service- Progress Energy Florida
Residential Customer Service
PO Box 1551
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (800) 700-8744
Phone 2: (888) 302-8348
E-Mail: EnergyWise@pgnmail.ocm
Web Site:
NCSU - home
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.

While the DSIRE staff strives to provide the best information possible, the DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. make no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. The DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. disclaim all liability of any kind arising out of your use or misuse of the information contained or referenced on DSIRE Web pages.

Copyright 2014 - 2015 North Carolina State University, under NREL Subcontract No. XEU-0-99515-01. Permission granted only for personal or educational use, or for use by or on behalf of the U.S. government. North Carolina State University prohibits the unauthorized display, reproduction, sale, and/or distribution of all or portions of the content of the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) without prior, written consent.