Does Amendment 1 Promote Solar in Florida?

Does Amendment 1 Promote Solar in Florida?

Solar has been expanding exponentially over the past 5 years.  Yet, despite being the “sunshine state”, Florida only ranks 14th in the cumulative capacity of solar installed.  Amendment 1, titled “Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice” on the Florida ballot next week is intended to make a difference. But will it?  …

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The First National Community Solar Summit: A Kick-off for National Collaboration to Expand Solar Access

Leaders from federal and state government agencies (including representatives from Congress, the White House, U.S. Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency), non-profit organizations, and the private sector gathered at the White House on November 17, 2015 for the first National Community Solar Summit. This was the first face-to-face gathering of the National Community Solar...

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Will the flare of solar development finally break the utility business model?

The energy utility industry is collectively moving away from its historic emphasis on central station power generation delivered by high voltage transmission systems and substations to a more nimble, inclusive, and flexible utility system. There are two interrelated drivers to this transformational change that we are presently witnessing: The rapid emergence of new, distributed energy...

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SPI 2015: What’s New in Solar?

Every year, players in the solar ecosystem get together at the Solar Power International (SPI) show hosted by SEIA and SEPA. It is always a very exciting week to be in the middle of a group of highly-motivated people driving a rapidly growing industry. The entrepreneurial spirit is palatable and the optimism contagious.…

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Leveraging the Solar Explosion to Deliver Compelling Customer Service

2014 was a historic year for the deployment of solar in the U.S. Specifically, 22% more solar capacity was installed last year than in 2008. Nationally, cost reductions are expected to drive more than 3x growth in solar deployments between now and 2017. In 2013, the price of solar systems dropped nearly 15% and the number of installations increased by almost 20%.…

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West Monroe Partners helps City of Chicago and ComEd improve local solar market conditions

The City of Chicago made a timely announcement yesterday (10/21/2013) to kick off the start of Solar Power International 2013, an international conference with over 12,000 attendees hosted at McCormick Place this week. In Mayor Emanuel’s press release, he announced the culmination of nearly 2 years of work performed by the City, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), the Environmental Law & Policy...

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