Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grants Program

November 17, 2009


Note: The 2008 Florida Legislature appropriated $15,000,000 for this program. A request for grant proposals was issued on October 13, 2008, and the grant application deadline was November 20, 2008. No funding was appropriated for fiscal year 2009-2010. The Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grants Program was established in June 2006 (SB 888) to provide renewable energy matching grants for demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies. In 2008, this program was expanded to include energy efficiency technologies, as well. Eligible recipients (must be in-state) include municipalities and county governments; businesses; universities and colleges; utilities; not-for-profit organizations; and other qualified entities as determined by the Florida Energy & Climate Commission (the program administrator). For the purposes of this program, renewable energy is defined as “electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy produced from a method that uses one or more of the following fuels or energy sources: hydrogen, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, ocean energy, waste heat, or hydroelectric power.” Some of the ranking criteria for grant awards include availability of matching funds, economic development potential, technical feasibility, innovation, long-term production potential, and public visibility, among others. Previous years' grant applications are available on the program website above. Information about the 2006 and 2007 Renewable Energy Technologies Grant Award Winners are available on the program website above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Executive Office of the Governor
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Ocean Thermal
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • Heat recovery
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Varies


Name: Fla. Stat. § 377.804
Date Enacted: 6/19/2006


Name: General Florida Energy Office
Organization: Governor's Office of Energy & Climate Change
Address: 600 S. Calhoun Street
Tallahassee FL 32399
Phone: (850) 487-3800

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.