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Behind The Brewing Battle Over Solar In the Sunshine State

Solar panels installed by ECS Solar Energy Systems provide Pearl Country Store with  about 30 percent of its electricity. (Lindsay Alexander/WUFT News)

Alachua County Commissioner Mike Byerly said he paid about $20,000 to install a solar power system for his home near Micanopy, Florida. He said his family wanted to reduce its carbon footprint, and it was a good financial investment because he no longer pays power bills. His home is completely …

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