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WANT TO GO SOLAR?

Neighbors in Palm Beach County are forming a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier while building a network of solar supporters.

Join us for an information session about the Solar Co-op!

Date, Time, Location
Driving Directions
Mon., December 4, 6pm
Vista Government Center
2300 N Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
I-95 to Okeechobee Blvd, exit westbound and
drive 4.7 miles over the Turnpike to N. Jog Road
Turn right (north) on N. Jog Road and drive .3 miles
Vista Government Center on the right (east side)

Sat., January 6th, 2018, 11am
South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
I-95 to Southern Blvd, exit east and drive
.4 miles to Parker …
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Solar Co-op Kickoff

SOLAR CO-OP IN PALM BEACH COUNTY KICK OFF

By Diane Marks

solar co-op kickoffPalm Beach started the County’s Solar Co-Op on November 1 at a Kickoff Media Event at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach.

 

SOLAR POWER KICK OFF A SHINING SUCCESS

 

“It’s good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for the consumer,” states LWVPBC President, Karen Wilkerson.

Mayor Muoio of West Palm Beach; Rep. Lori Berman; Ana Puzkin, Sustainability Coordinator of Delray Beach; Jen Barenholtz, SolSmart Advisor; Alissa Jean Schafer of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; and Jody Finver from Solar United Neighborhoods of Florida spoke about the need for and advantages of solar energy and the purpose of joining the Solar Co-op.

Solar United Neighborhoods of  Florida is …

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Solar Co-op Project

Solar Co-op Project

Florida Solar United NeighborhoodsBy Diane Marks

PALM BEACH COUNTY READY TO KICK OFF

Palm Beach will be the 15th  Solar Co-Op in Florida.  The League of Women Voters in Florida is organizing these Solar Co-Ops.  Solar Co-Ops have been formed in 10 counties (some counties having several) of Florida.

Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is a non-profit that educates Floridians about the benefits of solar energy and helps organize group solar installations – solar cooperatives.  FLSUN makes solar easy, understandable and affordable by holding public information sessions. Here is how the FLSUN Solar Cooperative works:

  • Homeowners form a buyers’ cooperative
  • The co-op bundles the group’s buying power
  • Members use a free-market approach in a competitive bidding process to select one installer and secure significant discounts for rooftop solar systems because of
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A Good Day for Solar in the Sunshine State

Solar Amendment 4 We Did ItIT’S A GOOD DAY FOR SOLAR IN THE SUNSHINE STATE!

Amendment 4, which voters approved with a 73% vote last August and which the Florida Legislature unanimously voted to implement this Spring, has officially been signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This is a major victory for Florida and would NOT have been possible without all of your hard work. Whether you volunteered at the polls, made phone calls, sent emails, distributed yard signs, made your OWN yard signs, or any of the other amazing, creative efforts we saw, YOU made a difference. Floridians will enjoy lower energy costs as burdensome taxes on solar energy systems are reduced beginning January 1, 2018.

Here’s what just a few of the Floridians for Solar Choice coalition members had to …

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Moving Solar Energy Forward in Florida

Moving Solar Energy Forward in Florida

By Kathy Panko

Scroll to the bottom for videos of Deirdre’s presentation.

Deirdre Macnab, former President, League of Women Voters of Florida, and currently a member of Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, spoke at the Palm Beach County Hot Topics Luncheon on May 17, 2017.  Hot Topic:  Solar for Florida!

Deirdre reported that Florida has fallen behind in solar home installations for two reasons:  Knowledge and Price.  But with citizen support and the passage of Amendment 4, tax breaks are now provided to solar homeowners. You should be aware of Florida’s laws:

  • Everyone/anyone can put solar on their roof.  HOA’s cannot prevent!
  • Utilities must offer NET METERING – they buy back unused power.
  • Residential solar installation costs are EXEMPT from both property and sales tax.

Deirdre explained that …

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Hot Topics: Solar Florida

Hot Topics: Solar Florida

MOVING SOLAR ENERY FORWARD IN FLORIDA

Deirdre Macnab, former President, League of Women Voters of Florida, and currently a member of Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, spoke at the Palm Beach County Hot Topics Luncheon on May 17, 2017. Hot Topic: Solar for Florida!

Deirdre reported that Florida has fallen behind in solar home installations because of two key reasons: Knowledge and Price. Everyone should know Florida’s laws:

  • Everyone/anyone can put soar on their roof. HOA’s cannot prevent!
  • Utilities must offer NET METERING – they buy back unused power.
  • Residential solar installation costs are EXEMPT from both property and sales tax.

Video on Facebook-

Deirdre explained that Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is a non-profit that educates Floridians about the benefits of …

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Solar Co-Ops

By Diane Marks

 

Florida Solar United NeighborhoodsIn the League of Women Voters, we educate on an issue and come to a consensus for what we will advocate. The League came to a consensus in 1992 on climate change – it does exist and is one of the most important issues for the future of the world.

From that, it was concluded that solar energy was good and cut the carbon footprint of those who used it.  However, when the League advocated for solar energy, the Legislators were not interested in talking about it.

Deirdre Macnab, past President of the Florida League and current Vice President for Natural Resources, decided that the way to get Legislators interested in solar was to increase the number of homes in Florida with solar.  Florida …

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