Florida senate considers bill to enable more Floridians to go solar

By Ben Delman on March 22, 2017

Florida Co-op members with Vote Yes 4 Solar SignLast August, Florida voters resoundingly voted in favor of solar by passing Amendment 4. Amendment 4, which passed by an impressive 73-27% margin, reduces the tax burden placed on solar in Florida. This will allow more Floridians to go solar. But voting for Amendment 4 wasn’t enough. We now need the Florida legislature to pass legislation to enact the provisions of the Amendment.

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate (SB 90) to put the vote of a strong majority of Florida voters into law. The bill would eliminate personal property tax and real estate taxes on solar energy systems.

Floridians for Solar Choice has developed a script solar supporters can use to urge their senators to support these important changes and enable more solar in Florida. Click here to find contact information for your senators.

I am urging you to vote to pass SB 90 for a clean implementation of Amendment 4. Amendment 4 passed unanimously in the Legislature last session and then with 73% support of the voters in the August primary. It now needs your vote to be implemented. Thank you for listening to your constituents and supporting smart energy policy!