Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program

June 19, 2015


Note: The SunSense Program will resume for 2015 and begin accepting applications on January 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM. On November 25th. 2014 the Florida PSC voted to end a solar pilot program at the end of 2015 that requires independently owned utilities to offer solar rebates. This program will not be offered after 2015.

In March 2011, Progress Energy Florida began offering incentives to commercial customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Incentive rates are based on a tiered structure:

  • $2.00/watt for the first 10 kilowatts (kW)
  • $1.50/watt for 11 kW to 50 kW
  • $1.00/watt for 51 kW to 100 kW

Systems may be larger than 100 kW, but incentives only apply to the first 100 kW of the system, with a maximum total incentive of $130,000 per customer. All systems must be at least 2 kW in capacity and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center. In addition, all systems must be installed by a licensed contractor and connected to Progress Energy Florida's grid.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.progress-energy.com/florida/business/save-energy-money/sunsense/index.page
Administrator: Progress Energy Florida
Start Date: 03/15/2011
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: First 10 kW: $2/watt
11 kW - 50 kW: $1.50/watt
51 kW - 100 kW: $1/watt
Maximum Incentive: $130,000 per participant
Eligible System Size: Minimum system size: 2 kW
Equipment Requirements: Must be certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by licensed contractor
Must be interconnected to Progress Energy Florida power system
Must be capable of producing 1,000 kWh per kW each year


Name: Customer Service - Progress Energy Florida
Organization: Residential Customer Service
Address: PO Box 1551
Raleigh NC 27602
Phone: (800) 700-8744
Email: PEFSolarPV@pgnmail.com

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.