On Tuesday lawmakers approved $31 million in federal stimulus money to be given to Floridians who applied for rebates on energy-efficient air conditioning and solar systems under the Florida Solar Rebate Program.

The sum is not enough money to completely cover the rebates, but it will help most residents who applied in time, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Each air-conditioning rebate is worth $1,500, and about $2.5 million total will likely be used for air-conditioning rebates.

The rest, about $29 million, will be used to reimburse Floridians who installed solar energy systems. However, there is only enough money to pay for a portion of the rebates.

According to the Sentinel,

β€œThis is not the fix that we want to have. But what it does is give us that bridge” until legislators can consider providing full rebates during the regular legislative session that starts in March, said Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee.

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