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U.S. South Defies Solar Slowdown as Utilities Tap Savings

  • Florida poised to lead solar installations this year
  • California, North Carolina to get most solar over five years
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The U.S. South is providing the solar industry with a few bright spots this year even as growth slows nationally.

Florida will lead the way as NextEra Energy Inc.’s Florida Power & Light utility replaces an aging coal-fueled plant that will save customers $183 million a year. Entergy Corp.’s Arkansas utility will get 81 megawatts from a single project, boosting installations in the state.