Florida Solar Rebate Program Could Restart Thanks to Gulf Oil Spill

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 17, 2010 5:38:00 AM

Down in the Sunshine State, Governor Charlie Crist plans to hold a special session of the state legislature to address the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to oil, he wants to focus on renewable energy policies, especially those that do not raise electricity rates or energy costs—including measures such as solar rebates and solar incentives.

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Solar Energy News for Monday, April 26

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Apr 26, 2010 3:50:00 AM

Solar Power Heats Up in Midwest as Costs Drop, Electricity Rates Rise

The Midwest gets plenty of sunshine—some towns see as much sun as Miami and San Antonio—and the big cost considerations that for years have held back solar power in the region have changed, according to a story in the Kansas City Star. Solar-panel prices have plunged and tax rebates and credits have now cut the payback time for solar power from 25 years to 10 years. As a result, more businesses and homeowners are installing solar photovoltaic panels in Kansas City.

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Tampa Utility Expands Solar Panel Incentives, Energy Efficiency Offers

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Apr 1, 2010 4:44:00 AM

A forward-thinking utility in Florida wants to help more homeowners and businesses save energy. Tampa Electric is setting aside $1.5 million over five years for energy efficiency incentives for customers.

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