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Sunrise brief: Thanks to the proposal to reduce compensation for excess solar generation, most Florida solar shoppers lose interest

Also on the rise: Convalt Energy steers arounds obstacles on its way to solar manufacturing in New York. NABCEP and EnergySage release survey for solar installers. Recycled silicon used in PERC solar cells. Michigan DTE seeks 500MW of renewables. Grazing sheep under solar increases carbon sequestration. Robot dog monitors PV plant. Greenback acquires several installations in Massachusetts.


Protest planned as Florida net metering bill could “set rooftop solar back a decade”

Under the proposed reduction to the compensation for excess solar generation, 93% of surveyed solar shoppers to say they are no longer interested in buying.


Florida legislators attempt to appease solar advocates with amendment to controversial net metering bill

The amendment would allow existing net metering customers to keep their current rates for 20 years, but would slash future rates and add in base facilities charges, electric grid access fees, monthly minimum bills, or other fixed charges.


Duke Energy launches ‘Bring Your Own Battery’ study for resilience testing in Florida

Duke is working with Sunrun, Generac, SolarEdge, and Virtual Peaker to offer existing residential customers the opportunity to participate in the study.


ConnectDER approved to connect in Florida’s capital city

The City of Tallahasee has approved ConnectDER meter collars for residential solar installations, adding Florida to the list of several states with tests and/or rollouts.


Florida Power and Light’s 409 MW Manatee Energy Storage Center is complete

The Manatee Energy Storage Center in Florida is made up of 132 energy storage containers, organized across a 40-acre plot of land, equivalent to 30 football fields.

Sunrise brief: Florida bill targets solar net metering

Also on the rise: Ohio regulators OK another 600 MW of solar, and a megawatt-scale bifacial solar project enters service near the Arctic Circle.

Florida bill would cut solar net metering compensation

The bill would shift compensation rates to the utility’s avoided cost of generation, and open the door for a host of fixed charges aimed at solar.


Florida regulators approve FPL rate settlement agreement

The new rates will help to support the expansion of two of the utility’s prominent solar programs, 30-by-30 and the SolarTogether community solar initiative.


Sunrise brief: Heliene adds a solar module factory in Florida, eyes Minnesota expansion

Also on the rise: Recurrent Energy signs solar + storage deal with PG&E, a city in Maine puts the brakes on solar, and vehicle-to-grid still has a ways to go.

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