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Duke Energy Florida - SunSense Schools Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/26/2014
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Other Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Schools
Start Date:01/17/2012
Web Site:

Note: The SunSense Program is scheduled to end in late 2014. All projects are expected to be completed by the end date.

Progress Energy Florida (PEF) offers the SunSense Schools Program which provides up to 11 public schools with fully installed solar photovoltaic systems annually. The application process is competitive with priority statues given to schools which have already been designated by Progress as Enhanced Hurricane Protection Areas (EHPA).

Each year, up to ten K-12 public schools can receive a system of up to 10 kW with battery backup option. The selection process will favor schools that demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy education. Additionally, each year at least one public post-secondary schools can receive a system of up to 100 kW. The selection process will be based on attendance, energy consumption, energy education plans and other criteria.

Minimum requirement for the SunSense School Program include:

  • Schools must be a public education facility
  • Schools must be current PEF customers
  • Schools must have an appropriate site available for a ground-mounted PV system
  • Schools must have facilities that meet Interconnection requirements for PEF

 More information on the SunSense program, application process and deadlines can be found on the SunSense Schools web site.


  Progress Energy Florida
SunSense Schools
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Phone: (800) 700-8744
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