Why Are These U.S. States Fighting Solar Power?
One of the key reasons is a novel approach to financing the systems it installs.
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#1 Aug 16, 2014
"Florida has no renewable power mandates for utilities, which means there's little incentive for a utility to cooperate or help customers become erstwhile competitors. And Florida doesn't allow power purchase agreements, one of the key financial arrangements that installers like SolarCity rely on. In other words, Florida has major road blocks to wider solar adoption."
There may come a day when TESLA or BYD or one of many other battery manufacturers will get the price of a KWh of storage down to $100 or less per KWh. When that happens, it doesn't matter what Duke or FP&L think. The homeowner will have the option of generating, and storing solar PV power for use when it best suits their needs. If this escalates the installation of alternative energy systems on homes and even businesses around the country, prices will drop even more and people will install systems on their roofs that put out more power than needed to run the house. Sooner or later the utility will not be needed.
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