Why Solar Energy?

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  • Solar is clean, sustainable, and renewable energy.
  • Expansion of solar energy reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and utility companies.
  • Less waste and pollution is generated.
  • Increases in solar energy diversifies the energy market and creates GREEN jobs.
  • Provides the opportunity for community 'solar systems'.
  • Solar, and other renewable energy systems, are the future!
    • According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined!

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  • And of course...We're the Sunshine State!

ReThink's Solar Successes

  • Passage of Amendment 4 in the 2016 Florida primary election
    • Establishes a property tax break for businesses who install solar energy systems. 
    • Also removes Florida’s “tangible personal property tax”, which taxes solar equipment installed on properties. 
    • Increases solar purchasing power for Floridians and paves the way for widespread increases in solar technological innovation
    • Encourages solar energy business and investment in Florida

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  • Defeat of Florida's Amendment 1 in the 2016 general election
    • Stopped attempts by Florida's utility companies to limit rooftop solar expansion.
    • Stopped the enshrinement of Florida's mediocre solar policy
    • Prevented Florida's poor policy embraced by only 3 other states that make it illegal for anyone other than a utility to sell electricity to consumers.
    • Proved the power of a strong, passionate grassroots coalition with our defeat of the over $26 million spent by the Florida utility corporations in trying to deceive the Florida voters into voting against their beliefs.
    • Served as a profound defeat of large special interests in their attempts to undermine the electorate by pouring cash into our elections and promoting deception.

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While the passage of Amendment 4 and the defeat of Amendment 1 signal growth for solar energy in our sunshine state, it's important that we remain attentive to solar legislation and protect it from attacks on net-metering.

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