Part 12, State Solar Series: Florida Expert Says “Wake Up” to Massive Potential

Part 12, State Solar Series: Florida Expert Says “Wake Up” to Massive Potential

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Increased awareness has led to a surge in adoption in Florida.
Increased awareness has led to a surge in adoption in Florida.

Outlook: Increased Adoption and Awareness

Due to a robust energy market of nuclear and traditional power sources, Florida’s government has largely avoided enacting a comprehensive solar policy, but that might not be as bad as it seems.

“We would love to have the policies and solar power leadership. However, if Florida’s leaders can just leave net-metering alone and stay out of the way, we don’t need them,” says McIntyre.

The lack of a statewide solar policy has prompted multiple Florida cities to introduce financial incentives and grant programs for high-performance projects and homes that use rooftop solar. These cities, however, are few and far between—click here for a full list of participating cities.

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About The Author

Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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