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Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018

Solar Industry and Advocates Support Florida Legislation Establishing Grid Resilience Pilot Program for Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar support legislation filed in the Florida Legislature this week, HB 1133, that would demonstrate solar and energy storage’s ability to maintain grid resilience during natural disasters and states of emergency.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Florida Takes Strong Step for Solar With Sensible, Pro-Consumer Bill: Industry

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the industry’s national association, commended Florida Governor Rick Scott after he signed Senate Bill 90 into law.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Solar Industry Applauds Florida Legislature for Passing Pro-Consumer Solar Legislation

Today, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 90, sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott. The measure implements Amendment 4 of 2016, which Florida citizens approved with 73 percent of the vote last August. The measure reduces tax barriers for Floridians who want to go solar, while also ensuring proper consumer protections are in place.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Statement by House Majority Leader Rodrigues, SEIA and Vote Solar Following Passage of HB 1351 in Legislative Committee Today

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - House Bill 1351 unanimously passed the House Commerce committee today. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, Tom Kimbis with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Scott Thomasson with Vote Solar issue the following statements in response to legislative activity in Florida.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Gulf Power Demand Charge Proposal Eliminates Choice for Floridians

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Gulf Power’s effort to impose demand charges on its customers

Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016

SEIA Statement on Defeat of Florida Constitutional Amendment 1

Election returns show that voters in Florida have rejected the anti-solar Amendment 1 ballot initiative. Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the election results

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016

Polls Show Sharp Momentum Shift on Florida Amendment 1

Polls conducted this past week indicate a sharp momentum shift on the anti-solar Amendment 1 ballot initiative in Florida. As public backlash mounts, the electric utility interests funding the deceptively worded amendment have doubled down, reportedly spending another $3.5 million to continue to deceive Floridians.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Pro-Solar Amendment Approved By Florida Voters

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

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016

Advanced Energy Economy, Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar Applaud State Senator Brandes and Representative Rodrigues for Giving Florida Citizens Opportunity to Weigh in on Growth of Solar Energy

Today Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar applauded efforts of Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Representative Ray Rodrigues (R-Fort Myers) for giving Florida citizens an opportunity to weigh in directly on a measure to stimulate deployment of more solar energy.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

SEIA Applauds Florida Supreme Court Ruling

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) applauded the Florida Supreme Court for “being on the right side of history” today in ruling in favor of the Floridians for Solar Choice Amendment.

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