New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission - PV Program

August 01, 2003


The City of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission is helping residential customers become owners of rooftop PV systems through a buydown incentive. The utility pays one-third of the cost of the system; the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) pays one-third; and the homeowner pays one-third. Installation is free. At the current system cost, participants pay approximately $0.75/watt. New installations will depend on new state-funded rebate programs. The systems are owned by the customer, and the energy produced is net metered back to the utility. The utility offers 2.4-kW and 1.2-kW packages.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: One-third the cost of equipment; free installation
Maximum Incentive: 12 completed installations; five planned installations (2003)


Name: Gregg Goldsworthy
Organization: New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission
Address: P.O. Box 100
New Smyrna Beach FL 32170-0100
Phone: (386) 427-1361

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.