After passing the state legislature, a controversial bill that would slash rooftop solar credits in Florida is headed to the governor’s desk.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to sign the bill. The bill steps down the current net-metering policy and requires state utility regulators to develop a new policy, which could include allowing the electric companies to tack on additional fees for rooftop solar customers.
Floridians currently enjoy net metering payments set at the retail rate. Opponents of the bill say the measure could lead to a loss of 40,000 jobs.
“I’m very concerned about this bill; I think that it could destroy the solar industry,” said state Sen. Lori Berman, a Democrat from Palm Beach County.
Excerpt from SUN DAY Campaign‘s Wednesday, March 16, 2022 issue.