It’s that time of year – the leaves are changing, cooler weather is on the way, football is back – and Florida’s largest utility is opening its solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate program.
It’s opening for both commercial and residential customers. This post will cover the residential rebate. Commercial applicants can contact us for information here.
I’ve covered the process before in this post. But, if you’re new here, I’ll recap the process for you.
All residential FPL customers are eligible to apply for a solar PV rebate on their primary residence. FPL will pay a very generous cash rebate of $2.00/watt DC for systems ranging in size from 2,000 watts to 10,000 watts. That is between $4,000 and $20,000 toward the installed cost of your system. Trust me, that’s a ton of cash. If you pair that up with the 30% Federal Tax Credit, it can cover over half of the installed cost of your system. Here’s how you can get some of that money:
1) Have a qualified, state certified solar contractor perform a complete site survey and detailed performance analysis (You should run away from any company that uses a “guesstimate” as to how much energy your system will provide, watch for an upcoming video blog on that.)
3) On October 16th, 2012 at 8:30 AM, submit your rebate reservation through FPL’s website.
I cannot stress how important it is that you be ready to apply at 8:30 AM SHARP! 8:35 will likely be too late. The last rebate sold out in 3 minutes!
The FPL program is a first-come, first-served program. Once your rebate reservation is approved, the money is yours and no one can take it from you as long as you comply with the guidelines.
FPL does require that the work be completed by a state certified contractor, and does not allow for DIY installations or used equipment.
Does all of this sound complicated? No need to worry, a good contractor worth their salt will have everything packaged up nicely for you and walk you through it.
We are still able to take on a few more customers for this round of rebates if you are looking to install your system anywhere in east Central Florida. You can reach us here, but time is running out!