|If cloudy Germany can lead Europe in solar, why|
can't the sunshine state lead the U.S.?
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When I was in Florida, many made the argument that solar didn't work well in Florida due to the high number of tropical clouds. Sure, clouds are a challenge for any location--just look at New Jersey which is ranked 6th for installations. Florida has its challenges with intermittent cloud cover during the summer. But it is also a red herring. There are plenty of opportunities for solar energy production even with the challenges of Florida's tropical climate.
|This solar installation is in the anti-sunshine state of New |
Jersey. This is a site you will not see all that often in Florida.
New Jersey is ranked 6th in the U.S. in solar installations.
Florida ranks 18th. Click for photo credit.
Let's be real about this. Florida isn't serious about solar because there isn't any political leadership on the issue. It is falling behind the national curve on emerging green energy technologies. I think anyone who knows Florida politics understand$ the reason why. Floridians deserve better.