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Source: Rocky Mountain Institute

Florida lags behind other states in solar energy

By Ivan Penn, Times Staff Writer

In Print: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ask state lawmakers why Florida doesn't focus more on solar energy and they'll complain about too many clouds.

So with little political will to aggressively tap the sun, Florida now lags behind other not-as-sunny places such as Massachusetts, Ohio, New York and New Jersey in developing more solar capacity.

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.

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Extending program will drive U.S. solar industry growth and job creation in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today applauding the Senate's inclusion of a one-year extension of the Department of Treasury Section 1603 program in their tax bill compromise:

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs and Incentives - MarketWatch

The New Programs, to Be Available to Customers in the First Quarter
of 2011, Include $1.5 Million in Incentives Tampa Electric Will Offer
Each Year for Five Years to Help Customers Install Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar Systems and Solar Water Heating

TAMPA, Fla., Dec 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Tampa Electric received approval yesterday from the Florida Public
Service Commission (FPSC) to expand its current lineup of
energy-efficiency programs for customers. In addition to the new
programs and enhancements to existing programs, $1.5 million in
incentives will be offered by Tampa Electric each year for five years to
help customers install renewable technologies. Those measures include:

Floridians Ready to Embrace Renewable Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Katie Hayden or Robert Weissert

850-222-5052, ext. 18

khayden@floridataxwatch.org

The Solar Generation USA Road Trip

Following the sun across the nation, we're seeing first-hand how solar is working for America and meeting today's Solar Generation: the project developers, manufacturers, installers and of course, the clients - the people who are using solar power in its various forms for their homes, businesses and public buildings.

P.A.C.E. FINANCING BOLTS THROUGH HOUSE

~Financing provides Florida homeowners, businesses with incentives, generates jobs~

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 26, 2010

CONTACT: Joseph Agostini

(850) 488-1993

P.A.C.E. FINANCING BOLTS THROUGH HOUSE

~Financing provides Florida homeowners, businesses with incentives, generates jobs~

TALLAHASSEE– House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach) commended Energy & Utilities Policy Committee Chairman Steve Precourt (R-Orlando) on his successful passage of PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy – financing that could be utilized to help Florida consumers and businesses pay for retrofitting their properties with clean technology at no cost to taxpayers. The projects generated by these private sector clean energy improvements hold the promise of green job creation for Florida’s economy. PACE, also known as House Bill (HB) 7179, passed the House.