Solar City’s Florida expansion not surprising, likely calculated after Amendment 1

This morning, the AP reported that Solar City, the nation’s largest solar installer will open a Florida facility.

Orlando‘s and Jacksonville‘s A1A Solar – Florida’s largest rooftop residential solar panel installer – isn’t surprised:

“I’m glad there’s reputable competition coming to the Sunshine State. We’re not surprised at all that they watched Amendment 1 and waited for it to fail before making such a move. The Sunshine State is a very attractive state for rooftop solar, especially as local utilities were just granted the right to increase their rates.” A1A Solar’s founder and CEO Pete Wilking, a combat veteran

Wilking’s correct. This announcement comes immediately following the Florida Public Service Commission approved an $811 million rate hike sought by Florida Power & Light. FPL has about 4.8 million Florida customers.

Editor’s Note: Pete Wilking is available for news interviews. Contact Pete at A1A Solar today at 904-239-2001 or 407-917-0975.