Post Tagged with: "Florida"

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

QuickBOLT’s QB2 solar mount approved by Florida regulators

April 26, 2021 at 10:19 am 0 comments

QuickBOLT’s strongest Top Mount, QB2, has been officially approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations. Now that QB2 has been approved, solar installers in Florida can expect an even easier permitting process when submitting designs that include the QB2. Florida is known for having notoriously high standardsRead More

Duke Energy Florida announces two additional solar sites (both nearly 75-MW)

Duke Energy Florida announces two additional solar sites (both nearly 75-MW)

March 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants: The Fort Green Power Plant will be built on approximately 500 acres in Hardee County, Fla. The 74.9-megawatt  plant will consist of approximately 265,000 solar panels, utilizing a fixed-tilt racking system that will produce enough carbon-free energyRead More

Two bills in Florida would legalize power purchase agreements for schools (finally)

Two bills in Florida would legalize power purchase agreements for schools (finally)

March 12, 2021 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

In Florida, Senator Lori Berman and Representative Omari Hardy introduced no-brainer legislation (SB 1718/HB 1611) this week to make it easier for schools to save money by installing solar. The bills would legalize power purchase agreements (PPAs) so that schools can go solar with no upfront cost. Sixty-four organizations immediately calledRead More

Sunrun is taking its talents to South Beach (expanding services to Miami)

Sunrun is taking its talents to South Beach (expanding services to Miami)

February 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunrun launched in Florida in 2017, providing home solar and batteries to residents in Duke, Tampa Electric, and Orlando Utility Commission service territories. The company expanded its services to other parts of Orlando and Tampa within Florida Power & Light’s service territory in May 2020. This week, Sunrun is takingRead More

Florida’s Gainesville Regional Utilities adding its first large-scale solar + storage project

Florida’s Gainesville Regional Utilities adding its first large-scale solar + storage project

July 20, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) and Origis Energy announced a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for FL Solar 6, a new 50-MW large-scale solar project coupled with 12 MWs of energy storage. The project represents the first utility-scale solar and storage project in the GRU service territory. City Commissioners in Gainesville, Fla.,Read More

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 Comments are Disabled

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