Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tampa Bay Times: Here Comes the Sun -- At Last

Historically, the Florida has lagged behind other, less sunny states such as Massachusetts and New Jersey in solar energy production. However, we are on the cusp of significant change: instead of sending as much as $50 billion out of state every year to pay for the coal, natural gas, and gasoline we rely on to run Florida's power plants and cars, we soon could be benefiting from a natural, clean and abundant source of homegrown energy. As Ivan Penn writes in his August 18, 2013 article in the Tampa Bay Times, solar energy is on the verge of becoming an integral part of the Sunshine State's energy mix.