Month: March 2016

A1A Solar

What is JEA missing in its valuation of solar?

What is JEA missing in its valuation of solar? By arbitrarily valuing distributed rooftop solar at $0.075 per Kwh, JEA is overlooking the many quantifiable values that rooftop solar delivers to all ratepayers. With only 500 homes out of 427,000 JEA customers having solar on their roofs, the benefits of rooftop solar to all JEA …

A JEA proposal threatens to pull the plug on SBA’s Florida Small Business of the Year

A JEA proposal threatens to pull the plug on SBA’s Florida Small Business of the Year A fast-growing local business says that if the JEA board approves the proposed SolarSmart policy on April 19, it will mean pulling the plug on the company’s growth potential and, ultimately, livelihood. The United States Small Business Administration named …

Jacksonville’s highest-paid utility CEO may shut down local businesses

Jacksonville’s highest-paid utility CEO may shut down local businesses Paul McElroy is the CEO of JEA, the municipal electric utility serving Jacksonville, Florida, and receives a salary of $437,000, among other perks. According to The Florida Times-Union, this makes him the highest-paid utility authority CEO in Jacksonville, as of September 2015. The municipal utility runs …

How to Choose the Right Solar Company

How to Choose the Right Solar Company Nationwide, more homeowners install solar every three weeks than in the entire year of 2008. In Jacksonville, the growth of solar has been exponential. Because of increased demand, there is more competition than ever for your dollars. Companies from out of state are vying for jobs, and roofing …

JEA: PROFITEERING OFF SOLAR CUSTOMERS

JEA: PROFITEERING OFF SOLAR CUSTOMERS JEA aims to corner the solar market and edge out rooftop solar in Jacksonville Thomas Jefferson said “the sheep are happier left to themselves, than under the care of the wolves.” As the Jacksonville Electric Authority eyes proposed changes to regulations for roof-top solar, this public utility must decide what …