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Largest U.S. solar panel installer enters Florida after Amendment 1 defeat

SolarCity , the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida's residential market - emboldened by the state's voters rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive. In this 2010 photo, SolarCity workers install a rooftop solar system in Denver.

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SolarCity , the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida's residential market - emboldened by the state's voters rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive. In this 2010 photo, SolarCity workers install a rooftop solar system in Denver.

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SolarCity, the largest U.S. solar panel installer, is moving into Florida's residential market — emboldened by the state's voters rejection last month of a utility-backed ballot measure that critics said would make going solar more expensive.

Lyndon Rive, the company's CEO, said the defeat of the pro-utility Amendment 1 by Florida voters strengthened the company's resolve to move into the state.

"It reinforces to any policy maker or regulator that when you're making the rules, consider that the voters voted for competition and energy choice," Rive said.

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[Last modified: Monday, December 5, 2016 11:53am]

    

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