City of Fort Lauderdale - Smart Watts Rebate Program

September 24, 2012


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is offering rebates to homeowners for energy efficiency measures and solar technologies. Residents can receive a 50% rebate up to $1,000 for solar or gas water heaters, solar panels, HVAC systems, windows, doors, and insulation. Solar panels used to heat swimming pools are not eligible for the rebate program.

In order to qualify, applicants must first obtain an FPL Energy Service and submit the completed report along with an application, available on the program web site. Funding is distributed on a first-come first-served basis until the funds have been exhausted.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City of Fort Lauderdale
Start Date: 11/15/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Air conditioners
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: 50%
Maximum Incentive: $1,000
1 rebate per household
Equipment Requirements: Must meet Energy Star qualifications and Florida Building Code
Insulation only required to meet Florida Building Code


Name: Customer Service
Organization: City of Fort Lauderdale
Address: 700 NW 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33311-7834
Phone: (954) 828-8000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.