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Pasco County letters to the editor for Sept. 13

Solar co-op heading to Pasco

The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County is encouraging residents of Pasco County to Go Solar in 2019. Our League’s Pasco Unit is co-sponsoring the 50th Solar Co-op in Florida, which recently formed in Pasco County. This project aligns with our League’s continued support for increased use of clean, renewable energy sources, such as solar.

We support solar because it makes a great deal of sense, both environmentally and economically. It is a renewable energy source and harnessing it does not damage the environment. Going solar benefits the planet, lessening our carbon footprint and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Economically, a solar system is a positive investment, offering an excellent return on investment, a boost in property values and a reduction in our dependence on the power company and its price increases. New technologies are making solar more affordable and easier to use than ever, and this year, Florida residents are eligible for up to a 30-percent Federal Investment Tax Credit on their solar purchase. This credit begins shrinking next year, so it’s a great time to make the switch to solar in 2019.

Go to solarunitedneighbors.org/pasco for more details on the Pasco Co-Op.

Dr. Idelia Phillips, president, League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County

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