Clay Electric Cooperative (CEC), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, covers 14 North Florida counties, including Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Lake City, Orange Park, Palatka, and Salt Springs. It offers loans to help customers finance energy efficiency improvements for participating homes. Customers can borrow up to $5,000 for improvements such as high efficiency heat pumps, insulation and certain high efficiency appliances. Customers installing high reflectance metal roofing measures may apply for loans up to $7,500.
The City of Winter Park is now offering rebates to Winter Park electric residential and commercial customers for implementing energy conservation measures.
Residential customers can qualify for rebates on duct repair, attic insulation upgrades, heat pump replacements, energy efficient windows, wall insulation upgrades, reflective roofing installation and solar water heaters. Commercial customers can qualify for rebates on building envelope improvements, HVAC equipment (or system related) improvements, indoor lighting improvements and industrial energy improvements.
The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers a $450 rebate to homeowners* and homebuilders who install a solar water-heating system. This rebate may be applied to a first-time installation or to the replacement of an older solar water-heating system. Homebuilders may also apply for the rebate when installing a solar water heater on a new home. Pool heating systems are not eligible for the rebate.
The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers loans with an interest rate of 5% for a variety of energy-saving measures, including photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water-heating systems. Under this program, customers may borrow up to $20,000 for PV systems and $10,000 for solar water-heating systems (including pool heating). Loan payments are to be made on monthly utility bills. Customers must first get a vendor price or a contractor's proposal and send it to the utility Energy Services. A city energy audit is required for all solar technology installations.
City of Tallahassee Utilities (CTU) offers residential customers rebates for the purchase of ENERGY STAR appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Qualifying appliances include refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers. Rebates also exist for electric HVAC systems including: central air conditioners, heat pumps and water heaters. CTU provides separate rebates for customers who upgrade their existing equipment to more efficient natural gas models. Incentivized items include furnaces, ovens, water heaters, and outdoor lighting.
City of Tallahassee Utilities offers two different grants that encourage low-income residents to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Both programs require a free home energy audit to be conducted in order to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Applicants must also fit within the qualifying income levels detailed on the web site.
The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers a rebate of $1 per square foot (up to $2,000) for ENERGY STAR qualified new homes. Qualifying housing types include single-family detached, single-family attached, low-rise multifamily, and existing-home renovations. To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers loans with an interest rate of 5% for 29 different energy-saving measures, including energy-efficient central air conditioning units, windows, doors, cooking equipment, appliances, reflective roofing, and ceiling insulation. Under this program, customers may borrow up to $20,000 for varying energy efficiency measures, though different maximums apply to different eligible energy-efficiency measures.
The City of Longwood offers the Raising Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) to owner occupied residences within the City of Longwood for making energy efficiency improvements to their properties while supporting local businesses.
The City of Lauderhill offers Interest Free Energy Appliance loans through a municipal revolving loan program. Loans from $400 to $2,000 are available to homeowners purchasing new Energy Star certified appliances from eligible retailers. Tankless water heaters, solar photovoltaic systems and solar water heating systems are also eligible for the loan program. Loan funds must be repaid within a two year period.