Florida Governor Receives Golden Meter Award

Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Fla., has received the 2009 Golden Meter Award for his leadership in creating policies that foster a strong solar energy market. The award was presented by The Network for New Energy Choices, The Solar Alliance, The Vote Solar Initiative, The Interstate Renewable Energy Council and The Florida Solar Energy Industries Association.

‘I am honored to accept this Golden Meter Award for supporting Florida's growing solar energy market,’ said Crist. ‘Our residents and businesses have an immense opportunity to benefit from clean, reliable, in-state energy from the sun. I will continue working
to unleash the solar opportunity in the Sunshine State.’

Under the leadership of Crist, in 2008, Florida implemented a world-class net-metering program that expanded the size of eligible systems from 10 kW to 2 MW. The new net-metering rules will play a critical part in accelerating solar market growth and green job opportunities, according to the organizations that presented the award.

SOURCE: The Vote Solar Initiative

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