IDEAS For Us | May 19, 2016

Opportunity to Advance Solar in Florida – Vote Yes on 4 in August


Florida voters will have an opportunity to lower the cost of energy – simply by voting YES on Amendment 4 on the August primary ballot. The proposed amendment, if passed, will exempt solar systems from the burdensome tangible personal property tax for a period of 20 years.

A YES vote on Amendment 4 lowers solar energy costs by lowering taxes on solar installations. Currently, taxes are passed on to customers in the form of increased solar power prices of up to 5 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). That’s a big deal in Florida where a couple of cents can make or break the economics of going solar. Better solar economics means more solar development, which lays the groundwork for cleaner air and a more sustainable future for the next generation.

Learn more and get involved at and help spread the word to your friends and family to vote #Yes4Solar in August!