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Tampa Bay Times: SolarCity, largest U.S. solar panel installer, enters Florida after Amendment 1 defeat

published on: December 5, 2016

Amendment 1 was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but the defeat of the Amendment will lead to growth of the solar industry in Florida.

From a December 5 article in the Tampa Bay Times:

SolarCity, the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida’s residential market — emboldened by Florida voters’ rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive. Amendment 1 was defeated after it was reported in October that Florida’s big utilities purposely deceived voters to back an amendment that appeared to encourage solar power in the state. In fact, the constitutional amendment would suppress the market for customer-owned, rooftop solar in Florida. The deception was confirmed in the release of an audiotape of the remarks by the policy director of a think tank hired by Florida’s largest electric utilities.

Read the full article here.