Renewable Energy Easements & Rights Laws

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… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Solar and CHP Sales Tax Exemption

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

 

City of Tallahassee Utilities- Solar Loans

Solar water heating systems must be Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) certified indirect or drain-back systems. Loans will not be awarded if the system is replacing a natural gas water heater. P…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating

 

Orlando Utilities Commission- Solar Programs

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) also offers incentive for solar hot water heating systems. Commercial solar hot water heating systems receive a $0.03 per kWh equivalent. Residential…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Orlando Utilities Commission- Residential Solar Loan Program

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), in cooperation with the Orlando Federal Credit Union (OFCU), provides its customers with low-interest loans for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heating (SWH) systems. Customers may borrow up to $7,500 for a SWH system or up to $20,000 for a PV system, and loans are repaid over time as fixed payments on customers’ monthly utility bills. Interest rates for SWH systems vary from 0% to 4% over a term ranging from three years to seven years. Interest rates for PV systems vary from 2% to 5.5% over a term ranging from three years to 10 years….

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Net Metering

Customer net excess generation (NEG) is carried forward at the utility’s retail rate (i.e., as a kilowatt-hour credit) to a customer’s next bill for up to 12 months. At the end of a 12-month…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Florida’s interconnection rules include provisions for three tiers of renewable-energy systems:

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Miami-Dade County- Expedited Green Buildings Process

In an effort to promote environmentally sensitive design and construction, the Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed an ordinance in June 2005 to expedite the permitting process for “green”…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps… More

 

Local Option- Special Districts

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Miami-Dade County- Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program

Note: In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

St. Lucie County- Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF)

St. Lucie County has partnered with local financial institutions and community leaders to establish the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), which administers a low-interest loan program. …

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation… More

City of Longwood- Raising Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

The City of Longwood offers the Raising Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) to owner occupied residences within the City of Longwood for making energy efficiency improvements to their properties while…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating, Building Insulation, Windows… More

 

City of Lauderhill- Revolving Loan Program

Loan funds are made payable directly to the retailer within a week of the time the final loan documents are signed. A check will be made payable to retailer, must have quote or invoice from retai…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers… More

 

Broward County Online Solar Permitting

Broward County now offers Go SOLAR Online Permitting*, for rooftop solar photovoltaic system permitting. This online permitting system may be used for residential or low commercial properties that…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Property Tax Exclusion for Residential Renewable Energy Property

This exemption applies to assessments beginning January 1, 2014, and for equipment installed on or after January 1, 2013.

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Wind (Small)

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy