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APR
2016

Northside residents opposed to solar farm in neighborhood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Earlier this month Jacksonville’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved an exception so a company can build a solar farm near Dunn Avenue. The company would then sell the generated electricity to JEA. “I had no idea what they were going to do...
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2016

Legoland Florida announces new solar energy project

Legoland Florida and Tampa Electric are partnering on a new 2-megawatt solar energy project that will produce electricity and shade for visitors at the Winter Haven attraction. The project was announced as part of an Earth Day commemoration at the resort. Tampa Electric will...
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APR
2016

JEA rate change proposal concerns homeowners with solar panels

Homeowners with solar panels voiced their concerns about a proposed change to buyback rates for excess energy to JEA board members on Tuesday. Other people who were concerned about the rate change were in the industry and worked for companies like A1A Solar Contracting. Their...
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APR
2016

JEA to offer solar power to customers — at a cost

JEA customers will soon have the choice of either paying more for solar power or keeping their current rate for non-solar power. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the JEA board agreed to a payment plan that charges more for solar power than regular power now available to customers....
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2016

Romano: Even a dummy could pass Florida’s solar energy test

By most accounts, Florida has been a slacker in solar energy production. Despite having enormous potential, Florida trails colder and less obvious states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey in producing solar energy. When it comes to jobs in the solar field — Hello, Gov. Scot...
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APR
2016

UCF floats solar power, given limited land space

Electricity and water might seem like a risky mix but combining them at University of Central Florida could alter solar business and power a football stadium. A group of five mechanical engineering students has constructed a raft as a platform for solar panels. It floats on a...
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APR
2016

JEA makes limited changes to solar recommendations following customer feedback

JEA staff members have changed their recommendations regarding how the utility should handle buying energy from people with rooftop solar panels. The change came after JEA held a workshop on the issue Thursday attended by scores of solar advocates. At issue is the amount the...
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APR
2016

JEA To Consider Limiting Reimbursment Amount For Rooftop Solar Customers

Jacksonville Electric Authority might revise a proposal to limit the amount it reimburses rooftop solar-panel users for their excess energy. The municipal utility said Thursday it is considering a 30-percent decrease in reimbursement. [click to read article]
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APR
2016

Utility-funded solar power amendment approved for November ballot

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday approved a constitutional amendment backed by utility companies that would maintain the status quo in how solar energy is regulated. It will appear on the ballot in November’s election as “Amendment 1,” and 60 percent of voters...
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APR
2016

Solar power amendment makes ballot

TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters will get a chance this fall to put solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution. The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling Thursday, found that the wording of a ballot initiative backed by major utilities meets the legal standards to go...