Post Tagged with: "Florida"

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

Florida mulls bill to advance more solar plus storage, improve grid resiliency

January 4, 2018 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are supporting HB 1133, filed in the Florida Legislature this week, that would demonstrate solar and energy storage’s ability to maintain grid resilience during natural disasters and states of emergency. The bill establishes a pilot program in the Florida Keys to installRead More

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

Florida keeps solar momentum going, governor signs SB 90

June 19, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 90 (SB 90), “Renewable Energy Source Devices,” into law, which extends a property tax exemption for renewable energy installations, including solar, wind, and geothermal, on both commercial and residential properties. The legislation implements the Amendment 4 ballot initiative passed by Florida voters inRead More

Solar legislation update: Indiana kills residential solar; Florida close to tax exemptions

Solar legislation update: Indiana kills residential solar; Florida close to tax exemptions

May 8, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

First, the bad news. Indiana says goodbye to net metering Unofficially the most-talked-about bill in the solar industry, Indiana’s SB 309 was officially passed and signed into law, just before the end of the legislative session. The bill lost some of its teeth from a total “buy all; sell all”Read More

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

April 12, 2017 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

Burns & McDonnell met substantial completion requirements on March 1 for commercial operation of the Big Bend Solar project in Tampa, Fla. The 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project is owned and operated by Tampa Electric and is the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa area with capacityRead More

Florida Power says it has big solar power plans in 2017

Florida Power says it has big solar power plans in 2017

January 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Florida Power & Light Co., the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, has plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers with even more solar in 2017. FPL officially connected three new 74.5-megawatt universal solar power plants to the energy grid that serves itsRead More

Election postmortem: Lots of solar industry worry, but also reasons for hope

Election postmortem: Lots of solar industry worry, but also reasons for hope

November 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Well, that was a fun year of not having to worry about the future prospects of the solar industry. Electing a climate change denier with zero knowledge about energy, one who made countless calls to make fossil fuels great again, to be president makes the (continued) extension of the ITCRead More

Orlando votes to approve PACE financing

Orlando votes to approve PACE financing

October 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

The Orlando City Council voted to join the Florida Development Finance Corporation’s (FDFC) residential PACE Program. “Orlando is committed to being the most sustainable city in America and to accomplish this it takes everyone, from our residents, business and government, doing all that we can to conserve, preserve and reuseRead More

Florida voters back pro-solar amendment, tax breaks on the way

Florida voters back pro-solar amendment, tax breaks on the way

September 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

The people of Florida have spoken, and they want the Sunshine State to start living up to its name. Florida voters overwhelmingly approved (73 to 27 percent) a constitutional amendment that’ll provide property tax breaks for people who install solar panels – the increased value a PV system provides can’tRead More

Florida’s advanced energy industries employ nearly 150,000 people (and more stats)

Florida’s advanced energy industries employ nearly 150,000 people (and more stats)

July 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

The Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) reports that Florida employed an estimated 140,282 advanced energy workers in 2015, nearly twice as many as in Agriculture, more than Real Estate, and equal to Schools, Colleges, and Training Institutions. These jobs spanned a broad range of technologies including energy efficiency, electricityRead More

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

Florida homebuilder makes solar standard feature on all new homes

May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Fort Lauderdale-based Stellar Homes Group doesn’t believe solar power is a luxury amenity; instead the homebuilder will be the first in South Florida’s history to include a PV solar panel system, with a 30-year warranty, as a standard feature in all its new homes. Each solar panel system has a retailRead More