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Florida Solar Bill May Hurt Solar Companies

Posted by Tom Denham on Apr 3, 2017 4:47:14 PM

A bill winding its way through the Florida legislature that was supposed to assist solar industries in the sunshine state is being criticized as a way for the utility industries to hinder rooftop solar installations.

Legislators supporting the bill say they are trying to assist Florida consumers, but critics say it is a smoke screen for the utilities to do what they were unsuccessful in doing in the last election – impose roadblocks to solar industries.  Members of the solar industry warned that a long list of "consumer protections" in the bill will actually serve to keep legitimate companies from doing business in Florida.

 



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Topics: Solar Pricing

Solar Energy Prices Continue To Drop

Posted by Tom Denham on Nov 29, 2016 1:14:44 PM

The price to install residential solar dropped five percent year-over-year from 2015 to 2016, and it is expected to continue to fall, according to a pair of studies on the state of the solar market from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There was a 12 percent drop in large utility-scale solar systems that were installed in 2015 and a 7-9 percent drop in non-residential systems.

It marked the sixth consecutive year of significant price reductions for distributed photovoltaic systems in the United States, according to Galen Barbose of Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Markets and Policy Group.



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