JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company announced today that beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, customers interested in installing a solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) system can apply for 2012 incentive funding.
As part of an ongoing pilot program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to help reduce energy consumption and peak demand, FPL will offer PV solar rebates on a first-come, first-served basis for residential and business customers.
“We know FPL customers throughout Florida are interested in owning solar systems for their homes and businesses, and we are once again offering assistance with the upfront costs,” said Marlene Santos, FPL’s vice president of Customer Service. “We encourage interested customers to act as fast as they can to take advantage of these rebates because the available funding is limited.”
FPL suggests that customers who are interested in applying for the solar rebate to prepare in advance of May 3 and have all the necessary components of the application ready. Funds are expected to run out quickly, so interested customers should plan to apply for rebates as soon as the application period opens.
Interested customers should begin exploring options as soon as possible to ensure that they have time to identify and meet with a contractor and gather the required information before the application period opens on May 3. Program details and application checklists are available now at www.FPL.com/solarrebates.
FPL Solar Rebate Program
The PSC has authorized $15.5 million for FPL’s 2012 solar rebate program, which opened in October 2011 and will continue through September 2012. The program consists of residential water heating, business solar water heating, residential PV, business PV, solar for schools, low-income solar water heating, and renewable research and demonstration community projects.
The first half of the 2012 PV and solar water heating rebate funding in the amount of approximately $4 million became available to customers when the program initially launched in October 2011. FPL is reopening the application period for the PV programs and adding additional funds to the solar water heating programs on May 3 to distribute approximately $3.3 million. Applications will be accepted for:
NOTE: 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 with varying levels of capability and experience. Customers should check to make sure the work performed by a contractor meets all applicable licensing and building code requirements.