Florida is the Sunshine State. Germany is the world leader in Solar Photovoltaic. Florida has way more sunshine than Germany, and Germany has way,way,way more solar electric installed. Florida has met with German officials and have learned of- Feed-In-Tariffs (FIT).
Presently, Gainesville,Fl is considering implementing a FIT program. Currently Florida and other states offer rebates, the money runs out and the industry slows down. This scenario has played out in several states. IF we want to be serious about solar energy there needs to be a better way. And Germany, and other Europeon countries think that FIT is that better way. The Basics of a FIT- (Simplified) 1.You install a system on your home. 2. You buy power from power company at regular rate-ie $.12kwhr, 3. You sell power from your system back to power company at say $.25 kwhr. This difference helps pay for the investment in solar, the program gets funded by everyone paying a little more for electricity from the grid-utility.(In Germany it is said that for the monthly cost of a loaf of bread the program is funded). As Capacity increases, cost goes down, the price power is sold back to utility goes down, and at a projected date, the cost of electricity from a solar system equals the regular price we pay for electricity from the grid (which here is Florida is probably coal powered), and we accelerate our move to solar energy independence. A program like this would make Florida THE SUNSHINE STATE.
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