Mission: Make Florida Number #1 in rooftop solar and truly make Florida
THE SUNSHINE STATE.
Background: With the goal of making Florida number one in rooftop solar, Community Power Network (CPN) and The Florida League of Women Voters (The League) have teamed up to launch Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FL SUN).
This non-profit program will help communities learn about and affordably participate in solar by using the principle of volume purchasing and competitive bidding to achieve suibstantial discounts as high as 25% for the average participant.
FL SUN, Florida Solar United Neighborhoods was formed in May 2016, as a partnership between The League and CPN.
This new cooperative approach will use best practices that are currently working in five other states, designed to help everyday citizens get significant discounts for solar energy while educating citizens about the potential to reduce utility bills.
Experts are convinced that Florida has the potential to be among the top three solar-producing states in the nation.
1. Join our state Natural Resources Action Group, and help educate and inform citizens in your local area about how they can cut their electricity bills and harness the power of the sun starting now. Contact Chairperson here.
- One Page Flyer: What is FL SUN? What is a Co-op, and how does it work?
- Download introductory PowerPoint:
Interested Leagues should complete and return Local League Letter of Commitment to LWVFL State League office.
- Free tee shirts for your FL Sun- Email State Chair
- Homeowner Rights To Solar: State law requires Homeowner Associations to allow rooftop solar on every home. Read the Florida Home Owners Solar Rights Act here.
- PowerPoint to Urge Local Governments to Adopt PACE: What Local Governments Can do to Connect their Citizens to Affordable Clean Renewable Energy!
- Host a screening of the IMAX MOVIE Catching the Sun and reach more people. Click here to contact Carra Cheslin, Director of Engagement, FL SUN, for more details.
- INTERESTED IN Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing for Solar (PACE) and other improvements? Here is a list of the PACE financing providers authorized to operate in Florida: Florida PACE Funding Agency; RenewPACE; Ygrene Works; Renovate America
LWV First Coast League to JEA: LWV First Coast Solar Comments to JEA Board
FL Solar Center Director: “VIDEO: Rooftop Solar Brings Solid Returns to Homeowners”