[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection announced the availability of applications for receiving rebates and tax credits after the purchase and installation of new solar equipment. Floridians who have been considering installation of a solar water heating system can now receive a rebate of up to $500 after purchase and installation of the system on a residence ($100 for pool heating system). Rebates on water-heating systems on commercial properties will be calculated at $15 per 1000 Btu per day with a maximum $5000 rebate. Also available are rebates for purchase and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems for solar-generated electricity (calculated at $4.00 per rated Watt). Rebates will be allowed at a maximum of $20,000 for residential installations, while systems on commercial property may qualify for a rebate up to $100,000. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing the rules for Florida’s Energy Act. Please use link below to view published draft applications for the rebates.