Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly through sources such as the sun, wind, ocean currents, hydropower, biomass and geothermal. The more we use renewable energy, the more we can offset some of our electricity costs while benefiting the environment.
Gulf Power offers two renewable energy programs as part of our EarthCents package: Solar Photovoltaics (PV) for Electricity and Solar Water Heating. Apply for 2013 incentives beginning 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on October 1, 2012.
Solar Energy Programs
Did you know that more energy from the sun falls on the earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year? Solar energy is used throughout the world to generate electricity, heat water, heat our buildings and cook food. Two of the most commonly used technologies are solar water heating and solar photovoltaics for electricity.
Our goal is to generate electricity while minimizing environmental impact. We are currently generating electricity from various renewable energy sources including landfill gas and solid waste, and are participating in research projects using biomass, wind energy and solar energy. We also are leading the way with electric vehicles.
Connecting to the Grid
For our customers who have installed a renewable energy system (up to 2 MW) on their homes or businesses, Gulf Power offers Net Metering, which allows customers to connect their systems to the grid and allows us to meter and provide credit to customers for any excess electricity their systems generate.
Solar incentives are limited and must be reserved through online application before installation of qualifying solar systems.