City of Tallahassee Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate

June 19, 2023


The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers a $450 rebate to homeowners* and homebuilders who install a solar water-heating system. This rebate may be applied to a first-time installation or to the replacement of an older solar water-heating system. Homebuilders may also apply for the rebate when installing a solar water heater on a new home. Pool heating systems are not eligible for the rebate.

The homeowner must allow the City of Tallahassee to conduct an energy audit on the home in order to make a preliminary assessment of sun exposure and to provide program guidance. All solar water heating equipment must be indirect and freeze protected, certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), and installed by a state-licensed solar or plumbing contractor. For installations arranged by homeowners, the contractor must request appropriate growth management permit(s) prior to installation, and must have appropriate inspection(s) of the completed installation by City of Tallahassee or Leon County Building Inspection. Installations by homebuilders must conform to all applicable city, county and state building and/or energy codes.

* Note that the rebate is available to property owners who install solar water heating systems on rental properties.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City of Tallahassee Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $450
Equipment Requirements: Must be FSEC-certified and freeze protected
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a state-certified solar or plumbing contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Residential, Installers/Contractors
Parameters: The incentive is 450.00 $/Unit


Name: Information - City of Tallahassee
Organization: City of Tallahassee Utilities
Address: 300 South Adams St. B32
Tallahassee FL 32301
Phone: (850) 891-4968

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.