The Real Deal Miami

More Florida homeowners go green

June 15, 2012 04:30PM

Florida’s Public Service Commission is reporting a 40 percent increase in the amount of renewable energy systems used by homeowners in Florida, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The systems are dominated by solar power, with a total of 3,966 such systems belonging to FPL customers. Last year, Floridians owned 3,994 green energy stems. In 2007, the PSC set up rules promoting green energy generation, allowing users to connect their systems to the grid. “As more and more consumers benefit from the PSC’s net metering rules, Florida’s economy and environment are also reaping rewards,” said PSC Chairman Ronald Brise. [SFBJ]