Florida Public Utilities offers rebates to electric residential customers who improve the efficiency of homes. Central air conditioners and heat pumps which meet program requirements are eligible for a $100 rebate from FPU. Units must be 14 SEER or higher in order to be eligible. Contact FPU for more information on this program.
'''''Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has suspended the Solar Water Heating rebate program until 2013. Contact the utility for more information on these offerings.'''''
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority is offering a Solar Water Heating rebate program. Flat rebates of $450 are now available to residential customers toward the installation of new solar water heating units.
Systems must be certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center and installed by a licensed Florida contractor to qualify. Rebates are limited to one per household.
In March 1999, the Florida Public Service Commission issued an order requiring the state's investor-owned electric utilities, which serve about 80% to 85% of the state's electric customers, to provide information on their fuel mix to customers on a quarterly basis, effective April 18, 1999. This information must be included as a bill insert or on the bill itself, and must be based on data available for the most recent 12-month period. A standard label is not required.
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for ductwork, insulation, air conditioning systems, natural gas heating systems, refrigerator recycling and custom measures. Rental property owners also qualify for a number of rebates offered through this program that would otherwise apply specifically to residential customers. All equipment must meet the equipment requirements specified on the program web site.
Gainesville Regional Utilities offers rebates on a variety of energy-efficient technologies for its residential electric customers. Rebates are offered for central air conditioners, room air conditioning units, heat pump water heaters, insulation, duct sealing, refrigerator recycling, pool pumps and natural gas appliance rebates. GRU may require proof of purchase after installation before awarding the rebate. Eligibility and system requirements vary widely between programs and all equipment requirements must be met in order to participate.
The Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Solar Rebate Program, established in early 1997 as part of GRU's demand-side management initiatives, provides rebates of $500 to residential customers of GRU who install solar water heating systems. Customers must be an existing GRU customer using an electric water heater or natural gas water heater, where the natural gas is supplied by GRU. Both passive solar systems, which must be of the double-glazed integrated collector storage type, and closed-loop active solar systems are eligible for rebates.
'''''NOTE: Application targets for fiscal year 2013 have been met for the GRU Solar PV Rebate Program. The next round of applications are scheduled to open on October 1, 2013 pending approval of the GRU budget by the Gainesville City Commission.'''''
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers a six percent annual interest loan for pre-approved items including the ENERGY STAR refrigerators, high efficiency central air conditioning systems, and solar electric photovoltaic systems. This loan is being offered to encourage the installation of energy efficient products and equipment that will reduce energy use and save customers money. The program allows homeowners who are residential electric customers to borrow money through 1st Credit Union of Gainesville to make energy efficient improvements.