Upon receiving 310 customer applications, worth around US$5.6 million in rebates, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has closed its 2011 solar PV rebate program application. The pilot program was approved by the Florida Public Service Commission and designed to help FPL customers diminish the cost of installing their own solar projects at their home or business while also decreasing energy consumption and peak demand.
FPL customers that completed their online applications before the funding limit closed will be notified by email on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the first customers have completed their solar installations and have had them inspected, FPL will confirm that the program qualifications and requirements were met in order to proceed in issuing the customer an applicable rebate.
The 2011 rebate applications for solar water-heating systems are still available and FPL advised that if any solar PV rebate funds become available after the first reservations were processed, it would notify customers through its website.
Any FPL customers that were unable to secure a reservation for the 2011 solar PV rebate program can re-apply for 2012 funding provided that they have not begun installation on their PV system. The 2012 rebate application will open in October.