Florida

Renovate America launches online solar, home improvement marketplace

The financing provider is joining at least two other online solar marketplaces, in a new way to sell residential solar

More states use solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

Following dire reports of bee-colony collapses in recent years, at least three new solar sites in Florida and Maryland are trying to provide safe havens for these critical links in the food chain.

Changing tides: Utilities and solar

An increasing number of U.S. utilities are embracing the low and predictable costs of utility-scale solar. But conflicts remain over distributed generation, and the real question is who will own the solar that is being built.

Renovate America sheds 100 jobs in rapid restructure

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) provider insists it is financially sound and that the restructuring is designed to ensure “our operation is running as efficiently as possible”.

Addressing C&I solar market shortcomings with PACE

A research paper by the Solar Energy Industries Association looks at the potential of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy to boost the commercial and industrial solar sector

Florida approves Duke’s solar plan despite SEIA’s objections

Despite intense opposition to the proposed settlement from solar’s national association, the Sunshine State’s Public Service Commission will allow Duke Energy Florida to build about 175 megawatts of solar-generation per year through 2021.

The importance of grid resilience during severe storm conditions

In this op-ed, AES Energy Storage underscores the role that battery storage can play in making grids more secure and resilient during and after disasters.

FPL is halfway to installing 2.5 million solar modules

The Sunshine State’s largest utility has installed 1.25 million panels so far on eight utility-scale solar plants it currently has under construction and expects to meet its goal by early 2018

Jacksonville utility dismantles net metering while pursuing utility-scale solar

Florida’s largest electric utility has sprung an overhaul of its net metering policy on consumers while launching a program to procure an additional 250 MW of utility-scale solar and provide subsidies for customers to install batteries.

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Renew Financial C-PACE program reaches $100 million milestone

The company, which funds commercial PACE projects in California and Florida, had funded 56 property-improvement projects to reach the goal by the end of last month.

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