Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise

October 08, 2015


This rebate is no longer available.

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) launched the Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise Program in February 2007 to encourage its residential customers to participate in its load control program and install a solar water heating system. In 2011, Progress Energy expanded its SunSense program to Florida and increased the Solar Water Heating Program rebate amount.

Program incentives are as follows:

  • A $550 credit on the customer’s electric bill to offset the purchase of a solar water heating system (for systems installed on March 15, 2011 or after)
  • Monthly EnergyWise credits for covered devices (whole-house electric cooling, heating and water heating) of up to $60/year
  • EnergyWise monthly pool pump credit, if applicable, of $30 per year

DEF installs EnergyWise equipment in a participating customer’s home (at no cost) that enables the utility to briefly interrupt power to the customer’s hot water system, heating or cooling system, or pool pump during periods of peak demand. Customers then receive a monthly credit on their energy bill for participating in the EnergyWise program and a $550 credit on their electric bill to offset the cost of installing a solar water heating system.

Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise customers are required to have whole-house electric heating, cooling and water heating installed with EnergyWise equipment and participate in the program for a minimum of three years. Otherwise, the customer must reimburse Duke Energy for a portion of the program incentive.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.progress-energy.com/florida/home/save-energy-money/energy-efficiency-improvements/sunsense/solar-water-heating.page?
Administrator: Residential Customer Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $550 credit on electric bill for installation of SWH system; additional $30-$60 credits for participating in load control and pool pump programs (EnergyWise)
Eligible System Size: None specified
Equipment Requirements: None specified
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 550.00 $/Unit


Name: Customer Service- Progress Energy Florida
Organization: Small/Medium Business Customer Service
Address: PO Box 1551
Raleigh NC 27602
Phone: (800) 700-8744
Email: EnergyWise@pgnmail.ocm

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.