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Solar Rebate and Incentive Information:

Federal Solar Incentives

Federal Energy Tax Credit
The Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 created tax credits for solar water heating and solar electric (PV or photovoltaic) systems. Homeowners are eligible for tax credits on qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems. Businesses are eligible for similar credits on solar equipment.

Treated like a payment already made toward the taxes you owe, a tax credit provides a bigger financial reward than a tax deduction. You claim the credit when filing your tax return for the year the system is installed. Both business and residential tax credits are for 30% of the cost of the system (after rebates).

An option for this incentive is to take this credit as a cash grant. This program was extended until the end of 2011. more

State Solar Incentives

Gainesville Regional Utilities
Feed-in-Tariff - Download the latest update for the FIT program. more
Net Metering - Customers are eligible for up to $1.50 per watt rebate. more

Progress Energy
Progress Energy customers may qualify for a rebate when they install solar PV panels. Details are available at

Florida Sales Tax Exemption
The Florida Legislature was so convinced that solar was good for Florida, they created a permanent sales tax exemption for solar in 2005.

Florida Utility Solar Rebates
Some Florida utility companies also offer solar rebates. Check your local provider for specific information in your area.

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