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Federal, State and Local Utility Company Cash Rebates and Incentives

 

Federal, State & Utility Rebates for Solar Technologies

Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Utility Company Incentives - Florida
State Incentives
PACE - Low interest financing for Solar

 

Renewable Energy Tax Credit

The Renewable Energy Tax Credit provides tax credits to offset the costs of purchasing solar systems for your home or business. Specific incentives include:

  • A 30% tax credit for photovoltaic (solar electric) and solar thermal systems (solar water heating), concentrated solar power and solar hybrid lighting.

A Tax Credit is not to be confused with a tax deduction, credits are a direct credit against taxes owed. If you

overpaid taxes through withholding, it would increase your rebate. If you underpaid taxes for the tax year, it would directly reduce the amount you owe.

Using solar energy can save you money and reduce your direct impact on the environment. financial ncentives are available to help you achieve your goal of energy independence and to reduce your carbon footprint.

 

Tax Credit Savings Examples:

 

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Solar Pool Heater  

Solar Electric Systems
30% Federal Tax Credit
Reduce bills 20-90%
Run meter backwards with Net Metering

Average Sample*
List price
$33,000.00
 
Federal
-$9,900.00
Your Cost
$23,100.00
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Solar Water Heater  

Solar Water Heater
30% Federal Tax Credit
Reduce energy bills by 80%
Save 2 tons of CO2 per year

Average Sample*
List price
$4,500.00
 
Federal
-$1,350.00
Your Cost
$3,150.00
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Solar Pool Heater  

Solar Pool Heater
$0 Operating Costs
Extend Swimming Season
No Pollution

$50 OFF per old panel trade-in -
with installation purchase. More info.

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energy efficient tankless gas heater  

Tankless Water Heater
$300 Tax Credit
Minimum .80 energy efficiency to qualify
Gas, oil, or propane

Average Sample*
List price
$1,100.00
 
Federal
-$300.00
Your Cost
$800.00
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Small Wind TurbineTax Credit  

Wind Power
30% Federal Tax Credit
Reduce Energy Bills

Average Sample*
Installed
$14,000.00
 
Federal
-$4,200.00
Your Cost
$9,800.00

More Information
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Small Wind TurbineTax Credit  

Solar Electric Products
30% Federal Tax Credit
Reduce Energy Bills

Solar Attic Fans

IRS Form 5695

 

 

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*Many different models, sizes and prices. Please contact us to ensure the system you purchase qualifies for tax credits and/or review information with your tax professional.

 

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Utility Company Rebates - Florida

Listed below are participating Utility Companies in Florida. To find out about programs in any other state please visit: dsireusa.org

FPL - Florida Power and Light
GRU - Gainesville Regional Utilities
Progress Energy
TECO - Tampa Electric


» FPL - Florida Power & Light


SWH REBATE STATUS: Funds available - Apply now 800 333 9276

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR WATER HEATING:

Funds available: $1,067,000.00

A solar water heater can cut a family's water-heating costs by up to 85 percent, according to the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).

As part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service Commission, FPL is offering rebates of $1,000 for every new residential solar water heater. The rebate is available to all existing FPL residential customers with electric or gas water heating.

 

» GRU Gainesville Regional Utilities


SWH REBATE STATUS: Funds available - Apply now 800 333 9276

  • $500 Solar water heater rebate. Restrictions apply.

 

» Duke Energy


SWH REBATE STATUS: Funds available - Apply now 800 333 9276

SunSense Solar Water Heating Program

  • $550 rebate from Progress Energy
  • Up to $60 in EnergyWise Home program credits every year
  • Federal tax credits of up to 30 percent
  • Save up to 85 percent on your water heating costs. More 

 

» TECO Tampa Electric


SWH REBATE STATUS: Funds available - Apply now 800 333 9276

  • Solar Hot Water: Residential customers can receive up to $1,000 when a new solar water heater system is installed.
 

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State Incentives

For complete rebate information please visit: DSIRE, a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.


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Pace NowProperty Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Solar Direct participates in PACE Programs. Low interest financing for solar and energy efficient products. Please click here for information on this program.

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Other Resources:

» DSIRE
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

» IREC - Interstate Renewable Energy Council
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is a premier resource for current information, education, credentialing and best practices regarding renewable energy.

» The Solar Investment Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions

» The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

» Federal Loan Programs for Energy Efficient Hortage

» U.S. Department of Energy Tax Breaks

 
 
 
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