Florida

Did Florida Power & Light write anti-rooftop solar legislation?

Not exactly. But enough similarities between a memo sent to Rep. Ray Rodriguez by the utility raises serious questions about House Bill 1351, which is meant to implement a tax exemption passed last year designed to encourage rooftop-solar installations.

Florida Power & Light plans 1.5 GW more solar by 2023

The new capacity would add to the 600 MW that the company expects to have online by early 2018 and the 335 MW already operational.

Florida utility to add 300 MW more solar with four plants

After languishing behind other sunny states like California and Arizona for almost a decade, Florida Power & Light apparently wants to catch up, with its third announcement of major solar plants in as many months.

Gulf Power withdraws plans for fixed-charge hike in Florida (with a chart)

In what solar advocates are hailing as a victory for consumers throughout the Sunshine State, the Pensacola-based utility has settled on a new rate plan. The compromise now must be approved by the state’s Public Service Commission.

Blattner, Black & Veatch to build 596 MW of Florida solar

Utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has chosen construction contractors Blattner and Black & Veatch to build its eight new utility-scale solar projects. This announcement comes as Florida’s solar market is experiencing rapid growth.

Florida bill protects on-site solar use from PSC regulations

Senate Bill 456, introduced by Senator José Javier Rodríguez, would allow solar-energy producers to sell electricity to users on the same property as the array without being labeled as public utilities.

SunLink chosen to rack 1.4 million panels in Florida

Swinerton has contracts for 165 MW of solar ground-mounted plants on three Department of Defense projects in Florida, and SunLink will provide the resting place for all the panels involved.

Florida Power & Light races to a solar future

After being part of a coalition that tried to slow third-party solar growth in the Sunshine State as recently as October, the state’s biggest utility announced plans to add eight new solar power plants by early next year.

Florida keeps solar momentum moving forward

Two initiatives concerning co-ops and PACE will expand solar’s reach in the Sunshine State.

Ciel & Terre and D3 Energy install 31.5 kWp floating array in Florida

The project is the first in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the largest floating solar photovoltaic system in Florida to date.

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