Category Archives: Solar News

FPL to build more solar plants, one new gas plant

More solar power plants are on the way, and an older power plant in Dania Beach will be replaced with a new natural gas-fired facility, Florida Power & Light officials said Monday. In addition to the approximately 600 megawatts of … Continue reading

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Wind, solar produce 10 percent of US electricity for first time

Wind and solar produced 10 percent of the electricity generated in the United States for the first time in March, federal energy officials said Wednesday.  The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) monthly power report for March found that wind produced 8 … Continue reading

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Global Solar Water Heater Market 2015 Industry Analysis & Forecast …

Zion Market Research, the market research group announced the analysis report titled ‘Solar Water Heater Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2015–2021‘ The conversion of sunlight into a renewable energy for the purpose of heating the … Continue reading

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Only a fraction of Floridians own a solar power system

The number of Floridians who own renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, that are interconnected to electric utilities and generate power stood at 15,994 at the end of last year. That’s a minuscule fraction of the state’s 20 million … Continue reading

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Florida legislature unanimously passes solar tax break

In a 33-0 vote, the Florida legislature has passed SB 90 – the bill that would implement Amendment 4 and make solar and renewable energy equipment on commercial buildings exempt from property taxes for 20 years, beginning in 2018. Read … Continue reading

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FPL drafted portions of bill that puts tough requirements on rooftop solar companies

TALLAHASSEE By Mary Ellen Klas, Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau Florida’s largest utility was so intent on influencing the implementation of a constitutional amendment expanding solar installation in Florida, it drafted legislation designed to create new requirements for homeowners and businesses that … Continue reading

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Pro Solar Amendment 4 Signed Into Law by Governor Scott

Tallahassee, Fla. (June 16, 2017) – Today Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law implementing legislation for the pro-solar Amendment 4, which was unanimously placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature in 2016, passed overwhelmingly by 73% of the … Continue reading

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Consumers Energy launches solar energy pilot program

JACKSON, MI — Consumers Energy has partnered with Silicon Valley-based solar provider SunPower Corporation to offer its customers a streamlined program to power their homes with solar energy.  The Jackson-based company announced the start of its Solar Distributed Generation Pilot program … Continue reading

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Florida retirement community adds solar to community center and spa

From solarpowerworldonline.com Bradenton’s Mirabella, the national award winning and the region’s only LEED Platinum residential housing community for active adults 55+ has announced the planned installation of solar power to its community center, spa and swimming pool. With the installation, … Continue reading

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Senate Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Today, Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean renewable energy by 2050. The “100 by ’50 Act”, co-sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), Senator Ed Markey (MA) and Senator … Continue reading

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