Florida Power & Light has again reduced or eliminated rebates for various energy-efficiency residential upgrades.
As of Oct. 1, rebates for the following residential programs have been discontinued: Duct, Roof Coating and Membranes; Roof Replacement; Solar Photovoltaics (PV); Solar Water Heating; and all air-conditioning units except for straight cool, air cooled units with a SEER rating of 16 or 17 installed in single-family detached homes.
In November 2014, a short-sighted Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 for allowing Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light.to reduce their energy-efficiency goals. Under the same ruling, electric utilities were allowed to end solar rebates after 2015, and to phase-out other programs over five years. Consequently, in January 2015 Florida Power & Light reduced various rebates by as much as 65% and have now discontinued solar energy rebates and several other energy-efficiency programs.
Rebates for select new air conditioning systems are currently still in place
To qualify for an air conditioning rebate:
- Purchase and install a complete new straight cool/air cooled high-efficiency A/C system. This includes both indoor and outdoor A/C units.
- New unit must have a SEER rating of 16 or 17.
- New unit must be installed in a single-family detached home.
- Purchase your A/C system through a Participating Independent Contractor (PIC).