The relatively small rooftop solar industry has the potential to grow tremendously, creating lots of jobs, based on an analysis of data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Solar Energy Industries Association and The Solar Foundation.
The utilities say their own “motivations are clear: Amendment 1 is designed to protect the use of solar energy in Florida but would ensure that government can manage its growth to protect the broader public interest.”
Charley Juris: “The only way to make it work is to be part of the overall design and construction process. We help people design energy efficiency into the remodels and work with contractors we’ve vetted who have proven to us they’ll do it right and for a fair price.”
“The ruling confirms that Virginians have the right to use common sense financial tools to choose solar power without utilities acting as the middle men,” said Will Cleveland, staff attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.
Jim Pierobon is Founder and principal writer of The Energy Fix. He is a policy, marketing and social media strategist who has reported on, testified and consulted about smarter grids, cyber-security as it affects the power grid, fossil fuel shortages, price spikes, energy efficiency and the rise and fall -- and the rise again of nuclear and renewable energy sources.