Don’t you just hate it when someone hides behind old, antiquated “rules” to screw you over? That’s what’s happening to Mary Clark, a rancher in Sarasota County, Florida.
You see, she installed a half-million-dollar solar panel array thinking that she would do her part and contribute some renewable energy to the grid and save tremendously on her power bill. But it was not to be…
But instead of cutting her monthly energy bills from roughly $5,000 to $1,000, Mary Clark’s 300-panel solar array has saved little. Florida Power & Light buys the excess energy from Clark’s ranch and sells it back to her for twice as much.
Though legal, the charges reveal flaws in a new state law designed to promote solar power by reimbursing private producers for their excess energy.