DATE: October 11, 2012
CONTACT: Jeffery Halsey, Director, Broward County
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
The Broward County Go SOLAR Rooftop Solar Challenge program is helping to promote the Florida Power & Light (FPL) Company's solar photovoltaic (PV) rebate program that begins October 16. FPL has approximately $9 million available in their third-year program that offers rebates for residential and business customers who install solar water heating or solar PV systems.
Rebate reservations for all available funding in 2013 are issued on a first come, first served basis. Interested customers must apply online for a reservation and then complete the required process to receive a rebate.
FPL recommends that customers who are interested in applying for a rebate prepare in advance and have all the necessary components of the application ready. In addition, interested customers should begin exploring options as soon as possible to ensure that they have time to identify and meet with a licensed solar contractor and gather the required information before the application period opens. Application checklists and updated program details are available at FPL.com/solarrebates.
Broward County is supporting the use of PV systems in the County with its Go SOLAR initiative, which will remove permitting and interconnection barriers and offer home and business owners (and/or their licensed contractors), a streamlined, online permitting application system beginning in November. The new system will offer standardized fees, pre-approved PV system design plans and uniform interconnection to utility systems within the particpating municipalities.
The Broward County Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge is a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded program designed to make it easier for Broward County residents and businesses to convert to solar energy. For more information, and to join the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge team, visit broward.org/gogreen/gosolar or email firstname.lastname@example.org.