What is happening
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.
Lawmakers are considering bills (SB 1718/HB 1611) that would make this kind of finance arrangement legal.
Florida law makes it hard for our schools to save money by installing solar. It’s time the law changes