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AEE applauds Governor DeSantis for vetoing anti-solar bill in Florida

Posted by Adam Winer on Apr 27, 2022

The bill that was approved by the Florida legislature earlier this year threatened the growth of the solar industry in the Sunshine State

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed House Bill 741.  

Advanced Energy Economy’s Florida policy lead Michael Weiss issued the following statement in response to Governor DeSantis’s veto: 

“On behalf of the advanced energy industry, including solar installation and manufacturing companies and the thousands of people employed by these industries in Florida, AEE thanks Governor DeSantis for seeing the damage that would have been done from ending net metering in the state. The Governor’s veto ensures that solar panels on residential homes in Florida retain their full value, and households are fairly compensated for the energy they provide back to the power grid.

“With a growth rate more than double the state’s overall job growth rate, this veto is also a win for Florida’s economy. With more than 153,000 advanced energy workers in Florida, including solar installation employees, this veto protects the state's burgeoning clean energy workforce.

“Finally, we celebrate this win for Florida’s energy consumers who can save money on their energy bills and confidently choose the energy source that’s best for them, especially in these challenging economic times.”

Background Materials 

  • Read our Fact Sheet about the advanced energy industry in Florida

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