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Pro-Solar Amendment Approved By Florida Voters

Tuesday, Aug 30 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the wide support of Amendment 4 by Florida voters:

“The Sunshine State is finally living up to its name. This vote sends a strong signal that Florida is open for business and the well-paying jobs and economic benefits that solar provides. 

“Amendment 4 removes financial barriers to smart local investment.  It’s clear, Floridians want better access to affordable, clean energy options and this vote is a significant step in the right direction.

"Now it’s time to keep the momentum going.  To ensure a bright solar future for Florida, customers should vote NO on Amendment 1, the anti-solar amendment that will be on Florida ballots this November."

 

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About SEIA®:

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact:

Alex Hobson, SEIA Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2886

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