“For years, solar energy has been an ironic afterthought in the Sunshine State, particularly among utilities keen on pursuing natural gas, nuclear and legacy coal options for power. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a Washington-D.C.-based nonprofit, considers Florida as having the third-highest potential for solar energy. But with just over 700 megawatts installed, the state ranks at No. 13 nationally for current solar capability.”
Follow the link to read more of the “Unprecedented Solar Push Means Sunshine State May Live Up to Its Name” piece in the Tampa Bay News. 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 utility-scale solar projects.