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Florida - Solar in the News
2013
October 2 - FPL putting in solar power at schools
September 30 - Fed-up with energy costs, Marion man is almost off the grid
September 9 - Lakeland Electric negotiates solar power rate
August 16 - Solar energy positioned to boom in Florida
July 23 - Sunshine State Lags Behind Leading Solar States. Ranking 16th in Solar Per Capita Gainesville is a Bright Spot
July 23 - Lighting the Way - What we can learn from America's Top 12 Solar States
July 19 - Progress Energy Florida seeks to expand renewable energy sources
July 7 - Florida lags in solar power (with a quote from FlaSEIA president)
May 26 - Editorial: Setting a solar power example in the Sunshine State
May 14 - Net-zero home produces its own power, energy savings
Video - The Cost of Doing Nothing
May 12 -Venice experiments with solar trash cans
May 2 - Solar power is unstoppable
April 23, 2013 Waiting for the sunrise
After years of no action, House committee moves bill to modify nuclear fee law
Solar Energy Cook-Off at the First Annual Green Family Expo in Fort Myers - April 20 - students design solar cookers!
April 1, 2013 - Policy Note: Renewable energy
March 14, 2013 - US solar market grows 76% in 2012
March 14, 2013 - Podcast: Why the sunshine state isn't so solar friendly
February 17, 2013 - FSU's 'Zero Emissions' solar energy building encourages research
February 12, 2013 - Solar system heats home
January 30, 2013 - Orlando, FL Installs Solar Panels on City Facility
 
 

2012

July 15 - Peru Solar Power Program To Give Electricity To 2 Million Of Poorest Peruvians

July 12 - SEIA Statement on Georgia Public Service Commission Solar Decision

Georgia Power to add more solar power

June 25 - President Obama's plan to fight climate change
June 24 - PACENOW releases annual report
April 15, 2013 - UL warns of counterfeit UL mark on photovoltaic panels (Public Notice Release No. 13PN-2
November 14, 2012 – National Solar Jobs Census 2012
November 7, 2012 – Pace Program Agreement Approved by Flagler County
October 4, 2012 – FPL Helps Residents Harness Sun's Energy
September 21, 2012 – Scott Reappoints Edgar to PSC, Giving Her Third Term Under Three Governors
September 19, 2012 – Progress Energy Takes on Duke Energy Name
September 13, 2012 – Utilities May Refuse to Buy Power Generated by solar systems
September 2012 – 2012 Florida Energy Summit Is a Success!
September 2012 – Progress Energy Solar Rebate Program
September 2012 – Gainesville Regional Utility Solar PV Rebate
September 14, 2012 – Progress Energy will Double Allocation Dollars for PV
September 12, 2012 – Chain Stores Said to Lead Firms in Use of Sun Power
September 12, 2012 – New Research: Top 20 Commercial Solar Users in the U.S. Includes Iconic American Brands
August 2012 – PACE in Florida
August 17, 2012 – Spots to Give Wheels a Jolt
August 7, 2012 – Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA) is now on Facebook and Twitter
August 2012 – Should the Sunshine State do More to Support the Development of Solar Energy?
August 2, 2012 – Inovateus Solar Sponsors FlaSEIA Solar Power Open in Orlando, FL, Sept. 10
July 25, 2012 – New City Rooftop Solar Energy Systems Unveiled
July 7, 2012 – New Website, SunshineStatutes.com, Makes Florida Laws Accessible, Understandable
June 19 – Keeping PACE In Florida: Solar Developers Coping With Agency Interferenc
June 14 – Florida Lags Behind Other States on Generating Solar Energy
June 7 – Florida Ranks No. 35 in Affordable Energy
June 6 – Florida Solar Energy Center Seeks Brevard Homes for Study
May 21, 2012 – Department of Commerce Rules on Anti-Dumping Case
May 16, 2012 – MAGEN eco-ENERGY Acquires UMA Solar and Heliocol USA
May 15, 2012 – Commissioner Adam Putnam Invites You to Attend the 2012 Florida Energy Summit
April 24, 2012 – FPL to Reopen Application Period for Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program on May 3
April 20, 2012 – Informational Flyer on Energy Provisions and 2010 Florida Building Code
April 2, 2012 – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Releases First Annual Report of Office of Energy Since Transfer to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service
April 2, 2012 – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Releases Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 2011 Annual Report
April 2, 2012 – SPI ’12 Registration Is Now
March 5, 2012 – 2010 Florida Building Code Take Effect on March 15, 2012
January 21, 2012 – Newberry Showing Off its New Solar Power System on Monday
January 13, 2012 – City of Longwood Raising Energy Efficiency Program

2011

December 9, 2011 – FlaSEIA and National SEIA Formalize Partnership to Grow Florida Solar Market
November 16, 2011 – Help SEIA Extend the 1603 Treasury Program by Signing the 1603 Coalition Letter!
November 7, 2011 – Division of Workers' Compensation is Pleased to Announce an Enhanced Version of the Construction Policy Tracking Database
November 3, 2011 – Solar Power is Coming to a School Near You
November 1, 2011 – SEPA Expands Training Series: Intro to Electric Utilities for the Solar Sector
October 25, 2011 – Workers Comp Insurance to Rise 8.9% Next Year
October 4, 2011 – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Begins Releasing Solar Rebates to Florida Consumers
September 30, 2011 – Tampa Electric Solar Rebates
September 27, 2011 – New Enhanced Process for Progress Energy's SunSense Solar PV Programs
September 21, 2011 – State Solar Rebate Program Checks Being Readied
September 14, 2011 – New Enhanced Process for Progress Energy's SunSense® Solar Water Heating Program
September 13, 2011 – FlaSEIA Takes Active Role in Florida-Focused Workshop on Clean Energy
August 31, 2011 – Court Orders Rulemaking Procedure for PACE Programs
August 30, 2011 – FPL Rebate Program Update - 8/30/2011 at 11:20 a.m.
August 30, 2011 – FPL Rebate Program Update - 8/30/2011 at 10:30 a.m.
August 29, 2011 – FPL Rebate Program Update
August 18, 2011 – NCCI Proposes Increase for Workers Compensation Rates in Florida
July 16, 2011 – Funds Still Available for Progress Energy Florida SunSense Solar Water Heating Rebate Program
July 14, 2011 – Solar Power Systems Educate Students, Reduce Costs for Schools
and Provide Emergency Power
June 30, 2011 – Renewable Energy Use on Rise
June 29, 2011 – FP&L Solar Rebate Dollars Have All Been Allocated for PV
June 28, 2011 – Scott Signs Bill that Limits Unemployment Compensation Benefits
June 27, 2011 – Effective July 1, 2011 The Governor's Energy Office becomes The Office of Energy
June 22, 2011 – FPL Solar Rebate Program now set to Launch July 29, 2011 - See Update
May 26, 2011 – Coming Soon: FPL's Solar Rebate Programs
May 23, 2011 – Update of HVAC and Solar Rebate Programs
April 26, 2011 – Solar Rebate Program Ineligible Hearing Process
April 25, 2011 – Update of HVAC and Solar Rebate Programs
March 27, 2011 – Solar Industry Group Urges Caution with Renewable Energy Proposal
March 25, 2011 – RFP Available - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Strategy Development – Deadline May 6, 2011
February 21, 2011 – Senate Committee Chair Says Energy Bill Unlikely to Include Renewable Mandate
February 11, 2011 – Lemon Bay High School Goes Solar
January 27, 2011 – Division of Workers' Compensation Revises Workers' Compensation Notice Posters
January 14, 2011 – New Research Facility to Test Home Energy Improvements

2010

December 2010 – 1603 New Direct Purchase Procedures Effective January 2, 2011!
December 29, 2010 – 1603 Treasury Grant Program Extended
November 22, 2010 – Solar Rebate Program Update
November 17, 2010 – Governor Charlie Crist Signed into Law HB 0015A
November 16, 2010 – Solar Industries Group Praises Rebate Program Funding
November 8, 2010 – FSEC Offers Solar Tech Sales Course
November 4, 2010 – Incoming President and Speaker Announce Special Session for Veto Overrides and Solar Rebate Backlog
October 15, 2010 – Office of Insurance Regulation Workers' Compensation Rate Order
October 8, 2010 – Florida County Files Suit in Federal Court to Preserve Its Energy Program
October 5, 2010 – SEIA Statement on Return of Cost-saving Solar Energy to the White House
September 27, 2010 – Background of Solar Rebate Program and Energy Star HVAC Program
September 20, 2010 – The Cost of Doing Nothing: Video created by FSEC
September 20, 2010 – CILB Has "Unlicensed Activity" Link
September 16, 2010 – Solar Business Group Calls for Action on Solar Rebate Standoff
September 9, 2010 – Notice of Hearing on NCCI Florida Workers' Comp Rate Filing with Proposed Effective Date 1/1/11
August 19, 2010 – NCCI Proposes Increase for Workers Compensation Rates in Florida
August 19, 2010 – Filing Voluntary Workers Compensation Rates and Rating Values
August 17, 2010 – FlaSEIA Leads Charge to Allocate Millions in Unspent Stimulus Money to Cover a Portion of the State's Unpaid Solar Rebates
August 7, 2010 – Florida’s CFO and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink interview on the “Solar-Fit Renewable Energy Show” with host Bill Gallagher (MP3 File)
July 31, 2010 – Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Chiles interview on the “Solar-Fit Renewable Energy Show” with host Bill Gallagher (MP3 File)
July 24, 2010 – Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda interview on the “Solar-Fit Renewable Energy Show”with host Bill Gallagher (MP3 File)
July 19, 2010 – Senator Bennett, Solar Industry Call for Expanded Session and Constitutional Amendment to Incentivize Use of Renewable Energy
July 17, 2010 – Bruce Kershner interview on the “Solar-Fit Renewable Energy Show” with host Bill Gallagher (MP3 file)
June 18, 2010 – UCF Receives $482,000 to Expand ‘Green’ Jobs Training Program
June 2010 – UCF Issues Addendum to Solar Systems ITB
May 31, 2010 – Governor Crist signs PACE in to Law
May 21, 2010 – UCF Issues Invitation to Bid to Install Solar Systems at Shelter Schools
May 17, 2010 – FL OIR Approves Workers Compensation Rate Reduction in Florida for July 1, 2010
May 2010 – Workers' Compensation Rates Will Decrease July 1, 2010
April 19, 2010 – Orange County Solar Hot Water Incentive Program is NO longer available
March 18, 2010 – School Applications for Solar Funding
May 3, 2010 – PACE Energy Bill Passes But Renewable Energy Bill Fails
April 27, 2010 – House Passes Renewable Enery Bill
April 27, 2010 – Emergency Shelter Schools Selected for $10M Solar Energy Program
April 26, 2010 – PACE Financing Bolts Through House
April 2010 – Broward County: Green Jobs Training Program
March 17, 2010 – PACE Financing Energizes Committee
March 2, 2010 – Governor Charlie Crist's 2010 State of the State Address
February 24, 2010 – SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch Recognized for “Leadership in Renewable Energy”
February 18, 2010 – FSEC to Oversee Installation of Solar on 90 Emergency Shelter Schools
February 15, 2010 – Governor Crist Announces $10 Million For Solar Energy In Schools and Emergency Shelters
February 7, 2010 – Unemployment Compensation Bill Passes Finance & Tax Council, Heads to House Floor
February 3, 2010 – House Leaders to Pursue Financing Initiative to Create Jobs, Expand Clean Energy Technology to Florida
January 28, 2010 – Unemployment Compensation Tax Relief
January 2010 – Florida Solar Energy Center Announces Notice of Rule Development

2009

December 1, 2009 – Argenziano Elected to Chair PSC
December 1, 2009 – PSC Approves Utility Conservation Goals
October 16, 2009 – Florida Department of Revenue Property Tax Information Bulletin
October 8, 2009 –Deputy Majority Leader Seth McKeel Lauds Solar Industry Support for Energy Exploration
September 8, 2009 –FlaSEIA's Letter to Dean Cannon
National - Solar in the News
2013
June 23 - Ga. solar panels show utility vulnerabilities
June 20 - Walgreens to add solar power to 200 more stores
June 11 - Solar accounts for 48% of new electricity capacity in Q1 2013
Hurricane Sandy and Solar
Dirty Tricks: Solar Energy Under Assault
Click here to Watch. We need you to help us fight back. Urge your leaders to stand up for solar. Sign the petition.
Apply now to be part of the ICC's Solar Thermal Standard Committee - deadline May 17
April 24, 2013 - Solar panels could destroy US utilities, according to US utilities
April 24, 2013 - PACE Becomes the Law of the Land in Arkansas
March 6, 2013 - Advantage America: The US - China Clean Energy Technology Trade Relationship in 2011
Event: Defense Starts at Home: How the US military is using energy innovation on bases to improve security and save money
MAGE Offers New Training Opportunities, Including High-wattage Modules, ACPV Technology & On-demand Webinars
February 6, 2013 - And The Earth Moved: General Motors Throws Its Weight Behind Solar
January 22, 2013 - Vice President Joe Biden Surprises Guests at Green Ball
January 14, 2013 - California solar energy systems top 1 gigawatt
January 10, 2013 - Solar power plants to attract over $20 billion of investments by 2016
 
2012
October 2, 2012 – FPL Solar Rebate Launch Set
October 2, 2012 – Progress Energy Solar Rebate Update
October 11, 2012 – Progress Energy Florida 2013 Commercial Solar PV Rebate Funds Still Available
October 16, 2012 – FPL Solar Rebate Update
October 26 – Florida OKs 6.1% Workers’ Compensation Rate Hike
April 14, 2012 – Adam Putnam Energy Bill Prevails
April 4, 2012 – Fraternity Installs Solar Panels on House Roof with Help of Grant
January 12, 2012 – Putnam: Scale Back Renewable Energy Goals
January 10, 2012 – Bills Would Provide $26 Million Toward Solar Rebate Program that Ended in 2010

2011

November 21, 2011 – Solar Energy Makes Fiscal Sense
November 18, 2011 – Cliff Stearns Visits Ocala Solar Company
November 15, 2011 – Does the U.S. Spend Too Much on Green Energy — or Not Enough?
October 8, 2011 – Program Will Help Homeowners Pay for Energy Efficiency
September 23, 2011 – Progress Energy Florida Offers Solar Panel Rebates
August 20, 2011 – Greenacres Couple Pay Almost Nothing for Electricity
August 17, 2011 – Tallahassee Power Gets Some Sun
August 15, 2011 – Power Utility Offers Rebates
July 19, 2011 – Grant to Help Energy Efficiency Loan Fund get Word Out in St. Lucie County
July 13, 2011 – Solar Hot Water Installed in Habitat Home in Clearwater through Progress Energy SunSense program
July 3, 2011 – Renewable Energy Use on Rise in Florida
June 30 – Renewable Energy Use on Rise
June 14, 2011 – Developer Seeks Land for Solar Complex
June 12, 2011 – Middle School Students Build Solar Home
May 31 – FPL Solar Rebate Programs
May 31 – FPL to Offer Solar Energy Rebates Through New Pilot Program
May 30 – Solar Business Conducting Local Job Fairs
May 27 – Rick Scott Names Ex-Florida PSC Exec as Energy Adviser
May 26 – Pinellas Investigators Looking into David Beers
May 25 – Gulf Power Offering $1,000 Rebates
May 24 – Director of Public Service Commission Resigns, says Chairman Art Graham Wants Him Out
May 2, 2011 – Longwood Firm Sued for Energy Audits
May 2, 2011 – Commissioner Putnam Announces Suit Against Energy Audit Scammers
April 21, 2011 – Customers Claim $1M in Tampa Electric Rebates
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services General Dealing with Telemarketers
March 29, 2011 – Renewable Energy Bill Takes Heat
March 24, 2011 – City of Deltona Solar Water Heater Rebate Program Ending
March 23, 2011 – Gulf Power Asks Residents To Be Alert For Fraud Artists
March 3, 2011 – Power's There, Say Solar Proponents
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services General Tips for All Consumers
February 11, 2011 – Solar and Energy Loan Fund Organization Seeks Volunteers, Contractors
February 7, 2011 – Alternate Energy Technologies: A Success Story in Jacksonville
February 5, 2011 – Public Service Commission Approves Gulf Power’s New Energy Efficiency Programs
January 21, 2011 – Public Service Commission Approves Gulf Power’s New Renewable Energy Programs
January 19, 2011 – Utilities Warn of Energy Audit Scam Alert
January 13, 2011 – Dubious 'Energy Audit' Phone Solicitations Anger Local Residents
January 10, 2011 – Duke Energy to Buy Progress Energy for $13.7 Billion

2010

December 31, 2010 – Progress Warning
December 28, 2010 – Utility: Be Wary of 'Snake-Oil Salesmen'
December 17, 2010 – FPL Customers Alerted
December 16, 2010 – Fort Lauderdale Offer Energy Rebates for Home Improvements
December 7, 2010 – Loans Available to Help St. Lucie Homes Become More Energy Efficient
October 29, 2010 – Keys' Energy Brings Back its Rebate Program
October 25, 2010 – Lakeland Electric Solar Water Heater Program Is a First
September 23, 2010 – House Republicans Hint at Special Session in November to Tackle Energy Rebates
September 20, 2010 – Who's Killing the PACE Program?
September 14, 2010 Empty Sales Claims, Rebates Leave Solar Customers with Big Credit-Card Bills
September 7, 2010 Reneging on Solar-Rebate Promise Will Cloud Florida's Credibility
September 5, 2010 – Solar Power's Time to Shine in Florida?
April 22, 2010 Solar Powered Roadster Turning Heads in SWFL

2009

December 21, 2009 New PSC Board Members Start with Big Rate Decisions
December 3, 2009 Special District Touted as Way to Finance Energy Upgrades
 
 
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