Florida Voters Reject Controversial Solar Amendment

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The amendment was a utility-backed measure to limit rooftop solar expansion

November 14, 2016

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Florida voters rejected Amendment 1, a utility-backed measure to limit rooftop solar expansion. The amendment was an attempt to use the popularity of solar to add new language into the Florida Constitution that could have been used as a legal barrier to raise fees on solar users and keep out companies that want to compete with the utilities to provide solar energy generation, according to the Miami Herald. A bipartisan coalition of solar advocates that included dozens of solar manufacturers, tea party groups, and environmental organizations opposed the measure.

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