Tell lawmakers to help Florida schools save with solar

Florida law makes it hard for our schools to save money by installing solar. It's time the law changes.

We can help more schools go solar by giving them more ways to finance going solar. One way would be to allow developers to install, own and operate the solar system. The school locks in their energy rates from the system through a contract. The developer is able to earn the federal solar tax credit.

Why this would benefit Florida

Schools, like all nonprofit organizations, do not pay income taxes. This means they are unable to benefit from the solar tax credit if they decide to purchase a solar system. Power Purchase Agreements allow a third party to own the system. This third party can take the tax credit and pass the savings along to the customer.

Going solar this way can provide immediate savings to schools. This is because the customer’s contract enables them to purchase electricity for less than what they are paying to their utility.

Increasing solar adoption will benefit all Floridians. Adding more distributed energy sources like solar makes our electric grid more resilient. This is a valuable defense against the damage caused by violent storms.

Take action

Use the form at the right to contact state lawmakers. Please personalize your message. Tell your lawmakers why you think your local school should be powered with solar!

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