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Business Solar Water Heating Rebate

 
 
FPL is opening the application period for the solar rebate program on Jan. 14, 2015.
Customers who are interested in installing solar systems in their homes and businesses can apply at www.FPL.com/solarrebates starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds are expected to run out quickly. For more information, please review the FAQs.
The Rebate: Variable based on the size of the system installed: $30 per 1,000 BTUh/day of the maximum rated output of the installed system, up to $50,000 per premise during the life of the program. Business customers can apply for rebates for multiple locations up to a limit of $150,000 per funding year.

Program Standards
Get to know the program requirements.
Application Checklist
Work with your contractor to complete this checklist.

As part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service Commission, this program is available to any existing FPL business customers with electric or gas water heating. Each premise is eligible for one rebate for the duration of the program. The rebates are not available for new construction, pool heating systems or solar water heating systems that are already installed. Applicants must be current account holders of the premise where the solar water heating system is being installed.

The Business Solar Water Heating Rebate is for solar thermal collectors, pumps, mounting hardware and water storage tanks. All collectors must be approved and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and have an FSEC system certification number. There is no minimum or maximum size limit, other than the dollar limit on the rebate. Solar pool heaters do not qualify. All products installed must be new, not refurbished or previously installed.

Customers should choose products and contractors carefully, given the many variables involved. The customer is solely responsible for selecting, hiring and managing the contractor who will install the eligible solar products. FPL bears no responsibility for the quality or performance of any products or contractors chosen by the customer.


For more information on the Business Solar Water Heating Program, email SolarWHSupport@fpl.com or call 1-800-DIAL-FPL.


Get informed
  • Review the program standards and application checklists.
  • Do your own additional research as needed.   
Evaluate your options*
  • Identify one or more licensed contractors of your choice and schedule meetings to discuss your options.
  • Get estimates, select a final contractor and secure a final quote.
  • Work with your contractor to complete all fields on the application checklist. Be prepared to enter every item on the checklist into the online application.  
Get ready
Get set and go
  • FPL will review your application and notify you of acceptance or deficiencies within three business days at the email address that you provided.
  • If accepted, you will receive an email from FPL with your reservation number and the quantity of funds reserved for your application. (If the final size of your system is smaller than indicated, your rebate will be adjusted accordingly.)
  • From the date your reservation is sent, you will have 120 days to have your system installed and inspected and submit final documentation to FPL to receive your rebate.
Claim your rebate
  • When the installation is completed and approved by your local authorities, submit the following documents to FPL by email at SolarWHBizRebate@fpl.com or by mail to FPL – Solar Rebates – CSF/CB / P.O. Box 29311 / Miami, FL 33102. Keep copies for your records. 
    • The FPL Rebate Certificate with the customer’s signature;
    • A signed purchase agreement contract for the purchase of the solar water heating system;
    • Digital photos of the installation, as well as photos of the installed collector showing a clear view of the affixed collector nameplate(s);
    • A one-line diagram of the solar water heating system;
    • A copy of the contractor’s invoice; and 
    • A copy of the appropriate final passed permit(s), indicating that the date of the permit(s) application was after the rebate reservation date.
  • FPL reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or make a site visit to verify the installation prior to rebate payment.
  • FPL will notify you via email when your documentation is approved and your final rebate amount is confirmed.
  • FPL will mail the rebate check to the mailing address you submitted on your application. You will receive the check within six to eight weeks.


*FPL does not endorse or recommend any individual installers for any of its programs, nor does FPL bear any responsibility for the quality or performance of any products or contractors chosen or hired by the customer. Customers should choose products and contractors carefully, given the many variables involved. The decision to select, hire and the management of the contractor that will install the eligible products is the customer's sole responsibility. FPL bears no responsibility for the quality or performance of any products or contractors chosen by the customer. There are many installers in Florida with varying levels of capability and experience. Please check to make sure the work performed by your contractor meets all applicable licensing and building code requirements.
FPL is accepting online applications only. Applicants must be current account holders of the premise where the solar system is being installed. There is no application fee.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first served basis for a limited pool of funds. Demand is expected to be high, so rebates may go quickly.

Customers whose applications meet the program standards and requirements will receive "reservations" for rebates until FPL reaches the funding limit established by the Florida Public Service Commission for each rebate program. Customers whose applications do not meet all requirements will be notified and may be able to re-submit if the application window is still open.

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