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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 377.803, Florida Statutes 2007

377.803  Definitions.--As used in ss. 377.801-377.806, the term:

(1)  "Act" means the Florida Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act.

(2)  "Approved metering equipment" means a device capable of measuring the energy output of a solar thermal system that has been approved by the commission.

(3)  "Commission" means the Florida Public Service Commission.

(4)  "Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection.

(5)  "Person" means an individual, partnership, joint venture, private or public corporation, association, firm, public service company, or any other public or private entity.

(6)  "Renewable energy" means electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy produced from a method that uses one or more of the following fuels or energy sources: hydrogen, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, ocean energy, waste heat, or hydroelectric power.

(7)  "Renewable energy technology" means any technology that generates or utilizes a renewable energy resource.

(8)  "Solar energy system" means equipment that provides for the collection and use of incident solar energy for water heating, space heating or cooling, or other applications that would normally require a conventional source of energy such as petroleum products, natural gas, or electricity that performs primarily with solar energy. In other systems in which solar energy is used in a supplemental way, only those components that collect and transfer solar energy shall be included in this definition.

(9)  "Solar photovoltaic system" means a device that converts incident sunlight into electrical current.

(10)  "Solar thermal system" means a device that traps heat from incident sunlight in order to heat water.

History.--s. 4, ch. 2006-230.