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2.03.2009

Gainesville Out in Front--Again

Looks like Gainesville beats Tallahassee again as it continues to move
toward incorporating solar as an important component of its energy
production, as mentioned here previously.

The Gainesville Sun reported yesterday that a delegation of German
solar companies will make a stop at the state Capitol next week and
then travel to Gainesville to look at investment potential in solar.

Gainesville's solar feed-in tariff would allow Gainesville Regional
Utilities to purchase solar energy from investors - ranging from large
companies to residents with solar panels on their rooftops - for at
least 20 years. The price GRU would pay for this solar energy would
allow these investors to make a profit. GRU's cost of paying for this
solar energy then would be passed directly on to GRU customers.

That cost to customers is capped at about $1.5 million a year. Spread
out among GRU customers, that would mean a 1.5 percent increase in
base electricity rates.

How about it City of Tallassee?

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