Post Tagged with: "Florida"

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

June 8, 2020 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT PV Mounting system is the first solar racking product to receive a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) for construction in Miami-Dade County, Florida. With its provisions for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) wind conditions, Miami-Dade has the most stringent building code requirements in the United States. The NOA (NOA No.Read More

Sunshine statement: Florida Public Service Commission paves way for landmark solar energy ‘green tariff’ program

Sunshine statement: Florida Public Service Commission paves way for landmark solar energy ‘green tariff’ program

March 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

The Florida PSC has approved of Florida Power & Light‘s (FPL’s) new customer-driven solar energy program and tariff, which makes FPL’s program the largest customer solar “green tariff” option currently offered by a utility in the nation. FPL’s proposed SolarTogether community solar program gives customers (retail, commercial and industrial) theRead More

Sunnova updates: SunSafe System hits Florida, 15-year add-on battery financing up in all markets

Sunnova updates: SunSafe System hits Florida, 15-year add-on battery financing up in all markets

December 11, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Sunnova Energy International Inc. made a few announcements to close out 2019: 1) The expansion of its Sunnova SunSafe solar + battery storage system offering into the state of Florida, 2) the addition of a 15-year financing plan for add-on solar battery storage. This new, first of its kind, 15-yearRead More

Florida Municipal Power Agency is trying to coordinate a $50 fixed fee to curb residential solar

Florida Municipal Power Agency is trying to coordinate a $50 fixed fee to curb residential solar

August 26, 2019 at 9:42 am 2 comments

According to the Energy and Policy Institute, the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) — a wholesale power agency owned by Florida’s municipal electric utilities — is trying to coordinate a $50 fixed monthly fee in a fairly transparent attempt to curb the growth of residential solar. How transparent? Well, JacobRead More

Solar in the Southeast Report: Florida on its way to 20 GW of solar capacity by 2022

Solar in the Southeast Report: Florida on its way to 20 GW of solar capacity by 2022

April 15, 2019 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Led by an expanded solar commitment from Florida Power and Light (FPL), Florida is beginning to live up to its name as the “Sunshine State” according to the Solar in the Southeast 2018 Annual Report from Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), which provides a comprehensive look at the regionRead More

Florida votes to allow Sunrun solar system leases

Florida votes to allow Sunrun solar system leases

April 23, 2018 at 8:11 am 1 comment

Florida regulators unanimously voted to grant Sunrun’s Petition for Declaratory Statement regarding its solar lease product proposal. Until this vote, households in Florida were unable to lease solar systems. Leases are dropping in popularity, but are still a powerful option for driving residential solar adoption for homeowners looking to goRead More

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