Progress Energy Florida (PEF) offers the SunSense Schools Program which provides up to 11 public schools with fully installed solar photovoltaic systems annually. The application process is competitive with priority statues given to schools which have already been designated by Progress as Enhanced Hurricane Protection Areas (EHPA).
Upon request, Progress 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 measures include heat pumps, duct maintenance, insulation improvements, window upgrades and roof upgrades. There is also an online Home Energy Check survey to facilitate this process.
Progress Energy Florida offers an incentive to its business customers for replacing their old equipment with high-efficiency models. Rebates are available for HVAC equipment including heat pumps and air conditioners, packaged terminal heat pumps, and water-cooled and air-cooled chillers. Rebates are also provided for improvements related to HVAC systems, including duct testing, demand control ventilation, high efficiency energy recovery ventilation, HVAC steam cleaning, and rooftop unit recommissioning.
The Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for enacting regulations to prevent and mitigate the release of pollutants into the land and waters of the state. This legislation authorizes the Department to enact relevant regulations and describes prohibited acts, the liability of parties responsible for polluting acts, and cleanup and removal procedures for pollutants.
Local water management districts are required to establish programs and regulations to provide for the permitting of consumptive uses of water. Such permitting programs are subject to the authorization and oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Department is currently leading an effort to make consumptive use permitting more consistent throughout the state.
The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), through its Solar Program, offers to purchase the environmental attributes or renewable energy credits (RECs) from customers who install a photovoltaic (PV) and/or solar thermal energy system on their property. Incentive payments are equal to $0.05 per killowatt-hour (kWh) for commercial and residential PV systems and $0.03/kWh for commercial solar water heating (SWH) systems and appear in the form of a credit on customer monthly utility bills.*
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.
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient improvements for residential customers. Customers should view the program brochure on the web site listed above for more information. Eligible measures include: