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

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. …

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What do we want? SOLAR ROOFS! When do we want them? NOW!

What do we want? SOLAR ROOFS! When do we want them? NOW! Last month, Tesla shareholders approved the two-billion dollar acquisition of Solar City, the nation’s largest player in the solar industry. Solar City will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesla. Following this acquisition, visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk rolled out two tantalizing surprises: …

Proposed JEA solar changes increase costs and threaten local jobs

Proposed JEA solar changes increase costs and threaten local jobs JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 2, 2016) – JEA announced plans to generate its own solar power and charge its customers a premium for it. Meanwhile, the utility also intends to alter its net-metering policies, lowering consumers’ return on investment for rooftop solar. JEA’s SolarSmart program, which …

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Vote NO on 1 in November!

Vote NO on 1 in November! Don’t be mislead this election year! Follow the money, Amendment 1 was written by and paid for by the for profit, Big Energy utility companies and fossil fuel backers like Duke Energy, Florida Power & Light, and the Koch brothers. VOTE NO ON 1

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Here’s How You Can Support Solar this Election Year!

Here’s How You Can Support Solar this Election Year! Rooftop solar is a benefit to ratepayers and utilities While all eyes are on the 2016 Presidential election, the ballot on November and the primary in August will contain two amendments vital to the future of Florida. The utilities mounted a slick advertising campaign, and paid …

So how much does it cost?

So how much does it cost? Pitfalls of online solar calculators. Solar power is experiencing tremendous growth in Northeast Florida, and A1A Solar recently earned one of the top spots on Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of the fifty fastest growing companies in the city. The surge of interest in rooftop solar over recent years has …