Aside from alligator farms, orange juice and spring training baseball, Florida is known for its abundant sunshine. Now, for a short time, it has become a lot more cost-efficient to take advantage of that sunshine and add a solar system to your home or business.

Florida Power and Light (FPL) recently reopened the application period for its 2011 solar rebate program. The company has $5 million in funds to distribute – but hurry, these rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and the company anticipates a large response to this offer.

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“These incentives can help make investments in distributed renewable energy generation more affordable, and we are pleased that more of our customers will now be able to take advantage of the program this year,” said Marlene Santos, FPL’s vice president of customer service.

Residential customers may receive a rebate of $1,000 for installing a new solar water heating system, and up to $20,000 for installing a photovoltaic (PV) system and connecting to FPL’s grid. Business customers may receive rebates up to $50,000 per site for installing a new solar water heating system and up to $50,000 per site for installing a PV system and interconnecting to FPL’s grid. To apply for the rebates, customers can visit FLP’s solar rebates page on the Web.

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