Miami-Dade County Shines Light on Solar Energy
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Miami-Dade County Shines Light on Solar Energy

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In an effort for Miami-Dade County to go solar, the non-profit group Solar United Neighbors formally announced that it was launching the 2020 Miami-Dade Solar Co-op with the goal of helping Miami-Dade County residents go solar as soon as possible.

Joining the cooperative effort are the City of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, the CLEO Institute, Dream in Green, Earth Ethics Institute, Catalyst Miami, the Miami Climate Alliance and the Green Corridor.

In a statement, Laura Tellez, the South Florida Program Coordinator for Solar United Neighbors, explained that “the co-op will enable Miami-Dade County homeowners and business owners to join the growing community of people saving money by harnessing solar power.” She asserted that “together, we’re building a movement to transform our electricity. System into one that is cleaner, fairer, and shares its benefits more broadly.”

In response to the effort to go solar, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava praised “Solar United Neighbors for keeping the solar momentum.” She noted that she has “been a huge fan of the co-op program from the beginning,” highlighting that she has “worked extensively with the organization to grow the program here in Miami-Dade.”

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“We need everyone to embrace solar, energy deficiency and resilient solutions like battery storage and distributed generation,” she concluded.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.