Just a few months ago, a major step forward toward solar energy was taken by Florida residents when they voted on an initiative called Amendment 4. This legislation passed with overwhelming numbers, and creates a big change in the future of solar power for Florida business owners. The passage of the amendment clearly communicates that you are ready to see more renewable energy in your sunshine state!
Essentially, Amendment 4 calls for business owners to be exempt from paying increased property taxes due to the value of solar panels installed on their rooftops. Not only does this benefit companies who have already utilized solar energy equipment, but will also serve to assist those thinking about making a switch.
Most legislative measures we see often come with two distinct opposing viewpoints, but surprisingly, this amendment had bipartisan support and very few people opposing it. Once again, it’s a clear demonstration of the intention for the state of Florida to move in a more environmentally friendly direction.
What does this legislative change mean for you? If you own a business, it’s clear that you now have even fewer hurdles to jump when looking to install a solar power system onto your property. If you’re not a business owner, you’ll still see very positive changes. From a consumer standpoint, allowing businesses to operate more efficiently might result in prices being lowered or service hours being extended.
The true impact of the passing of this amendment can really be examined on a broader scale as well. As a Florida resident, your state is continuing to further encourage the use of solar power. You might find that this opens the doorway to more and more changes over the coming years which would allow for easier and more cost effective solar conversions. All in all, it’s great news for making a difference in your community and environment.