Florida officially enshrines solar tax break into law

Florida governor Rick Scott officially signed AB 90 into law on Friday – the bill that implement’s 2016 Amendment 4 by making solar and renewable energy equipment on commercial buildings exempt from property taxes for 20 years, beginning next year.

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NV Energy issues RFP for 50MW of utility-scale solar

NV Energy announced last week that it has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for 50MW of utility-scale solar within the state of Nevada.

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US ROUNDUP: Nevada bill, Amazon’s 2MW solar array, First New York K-Solar project, Vivint in Vermont

News in Brief: Governor Sandoval will give Nevada’s rooftop solar industry the rubber stamp today, Amazon completes another rooftop installation at a national fulfilment centre and Cuomo’s school solar initiative completes its first rooftop project.

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Construction begins on FPL’s nearly 600MW portfolio of PV projects in Florida

Florida Power and Light announced Wednesday that construction has started on its next eight solar power plants in Florida — continuing the company’s PV expansion in the eastern US.

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Greenbacker acquires US$6 million solar portfolio from TerraForm Power subsidiary

Kansas City, Missouri-based developer Greenback Renewable Energy has acquired a portfolio of operating residential PV assets worth around US$6 million from an unnamed TerraForm Power subsidiary.

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SunLink to supply 500MW of PV projects in Minnesota, Florida

Energy solutions provider SunLink has been selected by Blattner Energy as the project supplier for a 500MW portfolio of PV projects in Minnesota and Florida.

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Neoen to build Washington’s largest utility-scale solar project

French solar developer Neoen is developing the state of Washington’s largest solar PV project to date – a 20MW site to be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.

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US ROUND UP: NC solar reform bill, Santa Barbara 100% mandate, SCE&G, EPE community solar

News in Brief: Santa Barbara, California, is the 30th US city to vote in a 100% renewable energy mandate, North Carolina legislators instate a competitive bidding process and leasing programme for solar PV while South Carolina’s SCE&G launches the state’s largest community solar programme; there’s also more community solar online in Texas, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources releases its final guidelines for its solar incentive SMART programme.

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