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Energy Edge Rebate Program

The Energy Edge program provides rebates to residents and businesses that install energy-efficiency improvements, solar energy, or electric vehicle supply equipment. Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. 

How the Program Works:
City residents and business owners submit a short pre-approval application. Pre-approval enables the City to reserve funds for approved applicants and determine when to stop accepting applications. Once approved, applicants have four months to complete the work and submit a rebate request form along with proof of payment and other documentation. Once your rebate request form has been approved, you will receive a rebate check in the mail. Please follow steps below.

Program Funding:
Funds are available on a first-come first-served basis until all the funds allocated for this program have been expended. Rebates are reserved, but not guaranteed, for applicants that have been approved to participate in the program. If completed rebate request forms are not submitted within the allotted time period, applicants will need to re-apply for program approval. Property owners are encouraged to apply and complete the work as soon as possible to take advantage of the program funds. The City does not guarantee a reduction in energy usage or in utility bills from participation within this program, and reserves the right to modify this program at its discretion.

Questions? Call 561-742-6067 or email EnergyEdge@bbfl.us

To be eligible for the Energy Edge Rebate Program, participants must:

•    Own a building within the City  that is at least 10 years old (10 years from date of building’s original permit application)
•    Reside in the building as their primary place of residence OR have a business that is the principal occupant of the building
•    Not offer the building for sale or lease within one (1) year after completing the work
•    Obtain an FPL energy survey for the property (see Step 2)
•    Select an energy efficiency improvement item that meets program requirements (see Step 3)
•    Hire a certified FPL Participating Independent Contractor or licensed Florida installer (see Step 4)
•    Not use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to finance the improvement
Note: The Energy Edge Rebate Program allows a maximum rebate per property of $1,500 in a 10-year period.
 

Understanding your energy use is an important first step to improving efficiency. For this reason, we ask all Energy Edge Program participants to obtain an FPL energy survey and submit a copy of the report with the pre-approval application. 

Homeowners and small businesses can choose from a variety of improvements that meet ENERGY STAR qualifications and comply with the Florida Building Code. Please note that all of these improvements require a permit from the City.

The following items are eligible for the rebate:
 

Energy Saving Item Eligibility Requirements Rebate Amount* Other Potential Incentives
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)  ENERGY STAR; Central HVAC; Minimum 16 SEER 50% up to $1,000 FPL: Check with Participating Contractor**
Insulation ENERGY STAR; Upgrade to minimum R38; Contractor installed Up to $1,000  FPL Rebate if qualified**
Doors and/or Windows ENERGY STAR OR Impact doors/windows with minimum 0.25 solar heat gain coefficient 50% up to $1,000  
Reflective Roof ENERGY STAR product: a) flat, built-up, or modified bitumen roof with initial solar reflectance ≥ 0.65;
OR b) cool-series or white shingle, metal, or tile roof with initial solar reflectance ≥ 0.25
25% up to $1,500  
Solar Water Heater ENERGY STAR 50% up to $500 Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Natural Gas or High Efficiency Water Heater ENERGY STAR; Energy Factor (EF) 2.0 or higher 50% up to $500  
Light Fixture Replacement and/or Occupancy Sensors  ENERGY STAR; Small business applicants only 50% up to $500 FPL: Check with Participating Contractor**
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System 5kW or larger; ≥ 17.5% efficiency; Completed by a certified solar contractor $1,500 Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit; Expedited permitting***
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment ENERGY STAR;
Level 1 or 2
50% up to $1,000 Federal Plug-in Electric Vehicle Credit (for EV)
* Rebate percentages are based on total materials cost (excluding taxes and labor). Solar PV rebate is $1,500 for any system ≥ 5 kW. Insulation rebates are determined based on cost, square footage, and amount of installation installed. Rebate amounts are subject to change each year. 
** Learn more about FPL’s incentives for residents and businesses.
*** The City offers expedited permitting for solar PV.  Find out details.

 

Owners must make their own inquiries as to the reputation and reliability of a Licensed Contractor before engaging their services. Contractors must have a current license for the proposed work and be registered with the City. Solar PV projects must be completed by certified solar contractors. FPL’s Participating Independent Contractors are qualified for most other improvements. To maximize the impact of this program on our local economy, we encourage participants to select a local contractor and purchase supplies from local retail establishments whenever possible. The contractor must obtain any required permits prior to commencement of any work.

A written estimate, with material and labor costs shown separately, must be submitted with the pre-approval application. Property owners are encouraged to get at least three written quotes. Ask for a thorough explanation when you receive a written estimate, and make sure you understand the basis for every recommendation for improvement. Property owners should satisfy themselves as to any necessary warrantees or guarantees for products or services provided.

Tell the contractor you want to implement one of the improvements on the Rebate Program List that qualifies for the FPL incentive program.

Please note: Property owners may be eligible for these FPL incentive programs, in addition to the Energy Edge Program, to further offset the costs of energy efficiency improvements.)
 

Download the application.  Attach all required documentation to the completed application and make copies of everything. Please call (561) 742-6067 if you need assistance.

Applications can be mailed or emailed to the Development Department:
Attn: Energy Edge Rebate Program 
City of Boynton Beach - Development 
P.O. Box 310 
Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0310
E-mail: EnergyEdge@bbfl.us

Please note: Work done prior to applying is not eligible for this rebate program. 
 

Once your application is approved, you will receive an application approval letter by e-mail (followed by a hard copy in the mail). You may begin your energy efficiency improvement project! To receive a rebate, you must use the approved contractor you identified in your application. Only those items included in your application that have been permitted, installed, and receive a final inspection from the Building Department will qualify for the rebate. 

As you proceed with the purchase and installation of the energy improvement, make sure you obtain the following documentation:

•    Copy of dated, itemized receipt or other proof of payment with name and address of company performing the installation
•    Copies of permit and final inspection approval
•    Verification that equipment is ENERGY STAR qualified (e.g. ENERGY STAR label from product)

You will receive a rebate request form by mail and email along with your application approval letter. To be eligible for the rebate, you must submit the rebate request form within four (4) months of application approval. Attach all required documentation and make copies of everything. These copies can assist with application processing should we have questions about your submittal.

Rebate request packages can be mailed or emailed to the address listed in Step 5 above.

Once the installed items have received a final inspection by the Building Department and your rebate request form has been submitted and approved, you will receive your rebate check in the mail.