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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July holiday weekend is here. It’s got us thinking about independence, and more specifically, energy independence. There is something quintessentially American about leaving the grid. We are a fiercely independent people with no frontiers left to explore, yet the dream of the West still lives in us, that sense …

Solar Wars 2

Solar Wars 2 Solar in Jacksonville: A battle won, not the war. Jacksonville Electric Authority made the right decision last month when they tabled the proposal to reduce the buy-back rate for grid-tied solar in Northeast Florida.  The fact that the board elected to wait for further study and review is the direct result of …

JEA to vote on SolarSmart

JEA to vote on SolarSmart JEA would be taking an unnecessary, premature step in the wrong direction by enacting their proposed SolarSmart policy. JEA had $1.7 BILLION in revenues last year; the bill credits for the entire net-metering program totaled less than .000075% (less than 1/10,000th of 1 percent) of that total. They are spending …

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 …