Florida

Florida’s Amendment 1 fails in enormous win for solar

The utility-supported anti-solar constitutional amendment needed 60 percent to pass — and struggled to break 50 percent instead

From the editor: Big choices

Next Tuesday’s elections are a big deal for the solar industry – including key policy contests and races in Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

Florida follies: Utilities continue to fund fake pro-solar Amendment 1

One week before the vote, Florida’s utilities continue to pour millions of dollars to support the constitutional amendment they created

SolarCity signs 300,000 customer, but profitability questions remain

The milestone, representing a major step forward for a company in the midst of its complicated acquisition by Tesla, highlights the challenges of public companies that depend on long-term planning.

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Florida Amendment 1 opponents condemn utility duplicity

Recording reveals a strategy to “destroy free-market energy” in the state using “deceptive” practices to fool voters, according to advocacy group Floridians for Solar Choice.

From the editor: State policy matters

As the first in a new series of weekly editorials, pv magazine Americas Editor Christian Roselund highlights some of the current battles that are taking place at the state level.

More than 10 GW of utility-scale solar is under construction in the United States

Eight states have more than 400 MW-DC of projects under construction each, showing increasing market diversification.

Florida initiative to exempt solar from property taxes passes by wide margin

The measure is a first step to lifting significant obstacles to the development of solar in the Sunshine State.

New faces and familiar faces: the pv magazine USA weekly digest

This week saw three new high-profile executive appointments, Berkeley Lab’s annual report showing ongoing solar cost collapses, progress on Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, and more.

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