Why voting yes on Amendment One will kill solar

Most people cannot afford to shell out 10k to equip their homes with solar power. That’s why 72 percent of solar panels on people’s homes that have solar are leasing them from third party vendors. Oddly, Florida prohibits third party vendors, and is only one in 5 states to do so.

However, this year we are given the opportunity to support a bill proposed, paid, and backed  by  the 4 largest utility companies that will destroy solar power once all under the guise of green energy.

Amendment one proponents claim that the bill will finally allow Floridians to utilize energy from the sun. People will be able to get solar and all the while existing customers bills won’t increase. What could go wrong?

Well, the amendment contains language that allows the companies to charge solar  owners extra and to recoup the costs to maintain the cost of infrastructure. The companies will use this leverage they to  make solar unfeasible.

State and local govs shall retain their abilities to protect consumer rights and public health, safety, and welfare, and to ensure that consumers who do not choose to install solar are not required to subsidize the costs of backup power and electric grid access to those who do.

Voting yes, and  you believe the utility companies won’t completely fuck over customers. But, just like in Nevada, the energy companies have shown their previous actions.

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