Sunshine City: Solar biz heats up St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal by Jane Meinhardt, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012, 6:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG - A consortium of German and Austrian solar energy businesses eyeing the city as a site for equipment manufacturing and a solar farm also are contemplating partnering with businesses that own multiple rooftops.

Depending on final decisions, the consortium would provide multiple new business opportunities for contractors, vendors, installers and other businesses related to solar energy.

The group toured St. Petersburg last summer as part of its due diligence in determining whether the city and Pinellas County are potentially lucrative locations for its technology and plants.

“They’re looking to come back in the not too distant future to ...Full Story