Florida Utility Unveils New Solar Programs


Florida Power and Light Co.'s (FPL) Office of Clean Energy says it is offering approximately $9 million in rebates for residential and business customers who wish to install solar water heater or solar photovoltaic systems. The utility also says it is launching solar installation programs for schools and disadvantaged homeowners.

Applications for the solar rebate program opens Oct. 15. Rebate reservations for the available funding will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, FPL plans to install solar arrays at nearly 100 public schools and other educational facilities throughout its territory while also helping more than 400 families in need by installing solar water heater systems in homes being built or refurbished by Habitat for Humanity and other non-profit organizations.

All of these projects are part of a pilot program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.

‘FPL has long been an advocate for solar power and new technologies, and we recognize we're in a unique position to help educate the public, and especially young people, about energy, which is such a critical issue for our future,’ says Buck Martinez, senior director of FPL's Office of Clean Energy.

FPL customers who are interested in the solar rebate program must apply online here.

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