Which state pays you the most money to make solar power?
Florida. One public utility in Florida began the most generous Feed-in Tariff in the US. Gainesville pays you $0.32 per kWh in a 20 year contracts for solar electricity generation. Despite serving a tiny population of only 90,000, Gainesville’s utility expects to install 4 MW of solar in just the first year offering the program.
Feed-in Tariffs are what grew Spain and Germany into world leading solar powerhouses. Al Gore called it an electranet idea: that anyone can contribute solar power from their roof and sell it to their utility. Now California and Vermont and other states are trying to replicate Florida’s success with new and better Feed-in Tariff policy design.
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