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By Rebecca Rubin on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am
Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.
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By Valerie Crum on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm
Solar energy is growing in popularity in Florida. The largest solar power system in Marion County was recently completed despite losing incentives, including Florida’s solar rebate.
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By Jaime Sloane on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Alachua County is part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to make solar panels more accessible to residents. The county will use its share of the $1.575 million grant to create a system on its website to help residents obtain solar panel installation permits.
By Mark Leeps on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 10:22 am
Gainesville is attracting attention for its per-capita use of solar energy, which is growing fast as a result of a GRU solar feed-in tariff program. WUFT-TV’s Brian Penter reports.