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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.


Millions saved with onsite mulching of solar trash

Florida utility FPL has been mulching solar panel packaging — cardboard boxes and pallets — and saving approximately $130,000 per 75 MWac site versus standard disposal practices.


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.

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.

Startup Sunday: Crowdfunding for solar cell power boosting tech

Also starting up: Heliogen is building a test CSP, and EV maker Aptera rolls out the third alpha of its solar equipped vehicle.

Heliene is adding 100 MW of module production at a new Florida facility

The plant will produce super-high-efficiency heterojunction solar cell modules for residential and commercial applications.


Who is working against distributed solar: State campaigns in the East

A new report explores who is behind efforts to curb distributed energy and solar deployment. In this part, we look at the report’s investigation of state-level campaigns focused on the eastern U.S.


Home solar makes EVs cheaper, reduces emissions

The maintenance cost of an electric vehicle is estimated to be significantly lower than internal combustion engines, and studies show home solar furthers the cost savings and boosts carbon emission reductions.

FPL’s ‘community solar’ program reaches its subscription limit

A year after its launch, the residential portion of SolarTogether joins commercial, industrial, and government portions in being fully subscribed, with the waiting list also at 100% capacity.

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