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Australian solar hot water installations top one million mark – One Step Off The Grid (blog)

Australian solar hot water installations top one million mark
One Step Off The Grid (blog)
The number of solar hot water systems installed in Australia has topped the one million mark, according to the Clean Energy Regulator, but the rate of installation is at its lowest in a decade. The CER said in a statement on Friday that the one

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Clouds gather in rooftop solar’s biggest U.S. market | Reuters – Reuters


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Clouds gather in rooftop solar's biggest U.S. market | Reuters
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For years, the quiet, winding streets of the Scripps Ranch neighborhood have been pure gold for solar installers.

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Deceptive strategy behind Florida’s solar amendment

The policy director of a think tank supported by Florida’s largest electric utilities admitted at a conference this month what opponents have claimed for months: The industry attempted to deceive voters into supporting restrictions on the expansion of solar by shrouding Amendment 1 as a pro-solar amendment.

Sal Nuzzo, a vice president at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, detailed the strategy used by the state’s largest utilities to create and finance Amendment 1 at the State Energy/Environment Leadership Summit in Nashville on Oct. 2.

Nuzzo called the amendment, which has received more than $21 million in utility industry financing, “an incredibly savvy maneuver” that “would completely negate anything they (pro-solar interests) would try to do either legislatively or constitutionally down the road,” according to an audio recording of the event supplied to the Herald/Times.

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