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Go Solar Florida Workshop #1: Solar Rights

Hosted by Orange County

January 28, 2015

9:00 to 11:30 am

UF/IFAS Extension Education Center – Orange County Auditorium
6021 South Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812-3604

This workshop is designed to educate Residents, Building Officials, Contractors, and Community Association Managers about solar access and the legal right to install rooftop solar systems

Attendance is free, but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required.

Register for Solar Rights hosted in Orange County

For more information, contact Colleen Kettles at FSEC:

Note: Two other Solar Rights Workshops are scheduled which will take place in Broward County on 2/12/2015 and in Alachua County on 2/18/2015. One additional workshop will be scheduled in Miami-Dade County, but a date and location have not yet been determined. Stay tuned to the Go SOLAR Florida website for more details and to register to attend.  

Go Solar Florida Workshop #2:  Net Metering and Interconnection

January 28, 2015

1:00 to 4:00 pm

UF/IFAS Extension Education Center – Orange County Auditorium
6021 South Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32812-3604

This workshop seeks to promote collaboration on consistent, statewide net metering and interconnection standards within the State of Florida.

Attendance is free, but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required.

Register for Net Metering hosted in Orange County

For more information, contact Cathy Randazzo at

Please note: there are two (2) workshops scheduled on this date at this location. You may attend either or both workshops; however you must register for each one separately.

Go SOLAR Florida Receives Department of Energy Award

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the Go SOLAR – Florida team a $1.575 million, two and a half year SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II competitive award to make it easier for Floridians to obtain grid-tied solar installations. The purpose of the award is to increase the use of and access to solar energy among the state’s residents and businesses by reducing market barriers, lowering non-hardware related installation costs and providing access to financing options. More. . .

Go SOLAR Florida Team Develops Florida Solar Financing Action Plan

This report seeks to explore and explain a variety of financing options for all levels of governments, as well as homeowners and businesses, but it focuses primarily on actions local governments can take under existing state and federal law. Although it is hoped that local governments, the Florida Legislature, homeowners, and businesses will choose to employ some of these strategies to expand solar PV energy in Florida, this Plan does not take a position on which options are best. More... 

Solar Talking Points

Broward County is working to increase rooftop solar photovoltaic installations throughout the State of Florida. Accordingly, Power Purchase Agreements and the retention of net metering are important issues within the state that may have an impact on solar in the future.  This discussion may help you to understand this complicated issue.

Solar Talking Points

Second Annual Go SOLAR Renewable Energy Fest was a shining success!

The Go SOLAR Florida Team hosted the second annual Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest on June 6-7 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The FREE event featured information on alternative and renewable energy with a focus on the latest technologies, financing options and solar installation jobs and training. It is quickly becoming the premier event in South Florida to promote renewable energy and learn how to save money while using cleaner sources of energy. The Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest had over 65 local, national, and international renewable energy exhibitors, 42 esteemed speakers, and over 1700 attendees over the two-day conference. Please stay tuned to the event webpage over the next few weeks for video and pictures from the event. In addition, the PowerPoint presentations from all of the sessions along with the recordings will be posted. More...

Go SOLAR Florida Draft Charter

This Charter Document, a living document that will be revised as necessary to track program changes, provides a brief synopsis of the Go Solar – Florida project, identifies key players, and summarizes key partner responsibilities. More. . .