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Florida Legislation Will Gut the Rooftop Solar Market, Energy Freedom in the State

According to a statement published by SEIA - There was a legislation filed last month in the Florida Legislature that "[a]ims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians." SEIA shared that National and state solar advocates are calling on lawmakers to reject this legislation and allow the state’s rooftop solar market to continue growing.

Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

“This is a tired tactic that utilities have used to maintain their monopoly grip on electricity markets. Net metering is a popular program that gives people the right to choose the energy that works for them, provides benefits to all ratepayers and creates thousands of energy jobs across Florida. The bill is another of a long line of cynical efforts carried out in the state of Florida at the behest of monopoly utilities to the detriment of Florida residents. Read full statement HERE

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