Database of State Incentive for Renewables and Efficiency
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.
The Alliance for Solar Choice
The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) leads the rooftop solar advocacy across the country. Founded by the largest rooftop companies in the nation, TASC represents the vast majority of the market. Its members include: Demeter Power, SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sungevity, Sunrun, and Verengo.
The Vote Solar Initiative
Vote Solar is a non-profit organization working to foster economic opportunity, promote energy security and fight climate change by making solar a mainstream energy resource.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
FSEC's mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida's and the nation's economy and environment and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research.
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA)
FlaSEIA's mission of the Association is to promote the common business interests of persons engaged in business in the solar energy industry, improving the business conditions of the solar energy industry and advocating on behalf of the solar energy industry in the state of Florida. The Association should cooperate with other like minded associations and organizations to the extent their interests are mutually aligned.
Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE)
FARE is dedicated to creating jobs and economic benefit to the citizens of Florida by the use of renewable energy through effective public policy.
Solar Ready Florida
Solar Ready Florida is a collaborative effort to improve and expand the solar market in the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida regions, including the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Sarasota/Bradenton, and Ft. Myers/Naples metropolitan areas. Led by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC), Solar Ready Florida strives to implement solar best management practices, training materials and additional proven implementation strategies. Together, with support from our local governments, Solar Ready Florida will achieve more streamlined and standardized solar practices, resulting in measurable improvement in the area’s solar market conditions.
Converting Sunshine to Electricity with a Solar Photovoltaic Canopy
Orange County's 20 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) solar array is an aluminum parking lot canopy structure which serves a dual purpose of producing clean electricity and providing shade for cars parked beneath. The PV system consists of 72 polycrystalline photovoltaic modules and 3 inverters which convert DC current from the solar panels to AC electricity. Each module produces 270 watts of DC power, for a total canopy production of just under 20,000 watts. The solar modules have a fixed tilt of 5 degrees and face south, toward the equator, to maximize the amount of sunlight captured.
Utility Rate Database
It allows consumers to do an accurate cost-benefit analysis of the value of solar panel installations, using the retail cost of electricity
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