Florida Conference Looks at German Solar Experience

As officials in Florida craft a solar incentive program to take advantage of the state’s plentiful solar resources, industry leaders and policy-makers are coming together today to discuss how they can learn from the German experience.

During part of today’s event — Florida’s second Germany-Florida Solar Energy Conference — a panel will examine whether the successful Feed-in Tariff (FIT) policy in Germany and elsewhere in Europe should be implemented in the state. Conference speakers will include U.S. and German solar industry experts and business representatives, who will discuss both legislative and technology challenges.

This second Germany-Florida conference comes as an increasing number of business leaders, industry advocates and investors in Florida have called for a European-style FIT for the state. While it is still unclear how solar policy will play out, some participants at the event hope that a conversation between Floridians and Germans will help guide the process in favor of a FIT.

The conference is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and hosted by the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Florida’s Governor’s office and the German American Chamber of Commerce.


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