Here’s a Look at What We’re Reading Today

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New Solar Laws Expected to Boost Florida Commercial Installations

Since Fort Lauderdale-based Advance Solar & Spa installed the 120 commercial LG 72-cell solar panels, at 335 watts each in April, Mahmoudi estimates he is saving $800 to $1,000 a month in electricity costs. Plus, guests at the New Sun Gate have also made favorable comments about Mahmoudi’s decision to use solar power.

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New Homes Will Now Require Solar Panels in South Miami, a First in Florida

Anyone building a new house in South Miami – or in some cases renovating existing ones – will have to install solar panels after the city commission approved a groundbreaking law Tuesday night.

The measure, the first of its kind in Florida, will go into effect in two months on Sept 18. The ordinance passed 4-1 Tuesday night, with commissioner Josh Liebman dissenting. Tim Hughes is an attorney in the Solar Industry Practice Group at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where he monitors regulatory developments and market trends and provides experienced counsel and representation in the development, financing, and construction of solar power systems.