Florida: The Sun State with Hardly Any Household Solar

Watts Up With That?

Snow "sheets" above some solar panels; pushed by the rain, they are sloping down folding themselves like real sheets Snow “sheets” above some solar panels; pushed by the rain, they are sloping down folding themselves like real sheets. By Syrio (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

The Guardian has published a revealing piece about how Florida has low household solar penetration compared to some Northern states, because households can’t sell their energy back to the grid. My question – why are buyback schemes needed to make Solar attractive?

Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom

Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%

Oliver Milman in Miami and New York @olliemilman Monday 27 March 2017 18.00 AEDT

If you were to fly a camera-laden drone several hundred feet above Pani Herath’s house in south Miami, Florida, it would become clear…

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