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A solar cooperative that promises to bring the price of panels down 30 percent through bulk-buying has suspended plans to expand in Duval County.

Co-op organizers say a move by JEA to lower residential subsidies for excess solar power makes it economically unfeasible.


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JEA’s sweeping expansion of solar power in Northeast Florida has been mostly praised as a big step into the future and criticism from renewable energy advocates has been more subdued than previous solar proposals.

But some are still concerned about the rollback of a special subsidy paid to rooftop solar users.

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JEA’s governing board Tuesday approved five measures meant to expand the use of solar power in Northeast Florida.

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On Tuesday, JEA’s governing board will hold a  workshop and consider five different proposals relating to solar energy, including rekindling a fractious 2016 debate over how much rooftop solar customers can sell their excess power for and increasing its own solar production by 250 megawatts. 


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It’s looking more and more like the days of smelly diesel buses in Jacksonville are numbered.

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A traveling protest against Florida’s solar Amendment 1 launched Tuesday in Jacksonville.  The boat covered in solar panels will stop in high-trafficked areas as it heads south.

Recent polling is good news for advocates of a utility-backed solar amendment on Florida’s ballot in November.

Saint Leo University found an overwhelming percentage of voters support Amendment 1, but that doesn’t mean they understand what it would do.

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A solar power amendment Florida voters passed last month will likely cost the city of Jacksonville a hefty chunk of property tax revenue.  

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The League of Women Voters of Florida and other organizations launched a campaign Wednesday opposing Amendment 1.

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Primary-election voters Tuesday approved the expansion of a renewable-energy tax break that backers say will help businesses and spark the expanded use of solar energy in Florida.

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