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A U.S. Senate committee is working on a national “climate bank” proposal to funnel millions to infrastructure projects and focus on energy efficiency.

Rooftop solar panels
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The Green Cove Springs City Council voted Tuesday night to reduce the amount it reimburses rooftop solar customers for excess power.

Florida has clusters of homeowners joining forces to sign up for solar power.

Solar United Neighbors, or SUN, is a national nonprofit that brings people together through "solar co-ops."

Jacksonville Daily Record

Aldi is adding rooftop solar to at least two of its Jacksonville stores.

Site Plans Filed For JEA's Westlake Solar Array

Oct 2, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A San Diego-based renewable energy company under contract with JEA filed site plans Sept. 22 for Westlake Solar Array, a 50-megawatt solar farm in West Jacksonville.

Gulf Power Company is partnering with the City of Pensacola, on a solar power demonstration project using public property. And the project is drawing more than just casual attention.

The city has a number of solar projects on the drawing board, according to Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson, to provide a showcase for such energy and how to use it.

File photo of solar roof.
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A new report finds just over a half-percent of Jacksonville’s buildings have rooftop solar.

Four months after Florida Power & Light received approval for a similar program, Duke Energy Florida is asking regulators to sign off on a $1 billion plan that would add 10 solar-power plants in the state.

Duke filed a proposal last week at the state Public Service Commission for what it has dubbed the “Clean Energy Connection” program, which would start operating two of the proposed plants in January 2022, four in January 2023 and four in January 2024.

Two new Florida solar farms are now online, capable of producing enough energy to power 30,000 homes.

A view of the FPL Solar Center in West Kendall, which is west of Miami near the Everglades.
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State regulators are poised to decide whether to approve a controversial $1.8 billion proposal that would lead to Florida Power & Light adding 20 solar-power plants over two years.

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Florida Power & Light Company says the typical homeowner’s electric bill will drop nearly $4 beginning in January due to lower operating costs.

Florida Municipal Power Agency

The Florida Municipal Power Agency, in partnership with 12 municipal utilities and Origis Energy, is adding 600,000 solar panels for a total of 1.5 million panels by 2023.

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Target has set a goal to have rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores and other properties by 2020, and that includes in Jacksonville.

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State regulators have approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida to build three solar-power projects in Gilchrist, Highlands and Volusia counties.

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The state Supreme Court has rejected a business group’s challenge to a decision that allowed Florida Power & Light to recoup money from customers for a series of solar-energy projects.

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In what the company said will be the largest system of its type in the world, Florida Power & Light on Thursday announced plans to build a battery facility in Manatee County that will store solar-generated energy.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida is second only to California when it comes to the number of solar industry jobs.

JinkoSolar Holds Opening Ceremony For Factory On Jacksonville's Westside

Feb 26, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., which began manufacturing solar panels at its West Jacksonville factory in November, held its opening ceremony Tuesday.

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Florida is seeing strong job growth in the solar sector.

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Florida Power & Light said Wednesday it plans a major expansion of solar-energy projects during the next decade, as the state’s utilities move forward with generating more renewable energy.

Local Developer Plans 102 Single-Family 'Green' North Jacksonville Homes

Jan 16, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The husband-and-wife team behind TerraWise Homes plans to build a community called Bradley Pond with 102 single-family environmentally friendly homes in North Jacksonville.

Extension of FPL Voluntary Solar Program Approved

Dec 12, 2018
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Florida Power & Light has received state approval to extend a program in which customers voluntarily pay $9 a month to help add small-scale solar energy projects.

Jacksonville Daily Record

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. launched pilot production at its Westside solar-panel assembly plant as it prepares to reach full production and hire up to 200 employees.

JEA Plans 7th Solar Farm In North Jacksonville

Oct 29, 2018
JEA Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A solar farm expected to come online this year in North Jacksonville will add 5 megawatts to JEA’s energy portfolio.  

Warren Clark

A co-operative in St. Johns County is hosting open houses Saturday and Sunday to show off the group’s solar powered homes.

FPL

FPL has hit a new milestone in Putnam County: nearly a half-million solar panels.

JEA

Beaches Energy, which serves Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra and Palm Valley, has joined one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the U.S.

JEA Sued Over How It Compensates Customers With Solar Panels

Apr 25, 2018
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Two groups are suing JEA over the utility’s Distributed Energy Policy that replaced a nearly decade-old net metering program in April.

Members of the Pasco County Planning Commission on Monday approved a $75 million solar farm to be built on land previously zoned for agricultural use near Dade City.

The solar plant, which will add around 50 megawatts to the power grid by the end of the year, is part of an $850 million plan by Tampa Electric to create 10 solar plants by 2021.

Daily Record

Swimwear-maker and women’s fashion brand Venus Fashion Inc. will be basking in the sun.

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