Seniors Group Supports Consumers for Smart Solar

Joins coalition to pass amendment to provide important consumer protections for seniors. 

Alexandria, VA Today, the 60 Plus Association announced it has joined the diverse coalition of business and consumer advocacy groups supporting the Florida ballot initiative sponsored by Consumers for Smart Solar that was announced last week. This amendment  guarantees important consumer protection standards for solar companies and their marketing  while still providing increased consumer access to developing solar technology.

Seniors throughout Florida would benefit from the important consumer protections offered by the Consumers for Smart Solar amendment, Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy, which is being pursued as a direct result of an anti-consumer initiative supported by the solar industry. The anti-consumer solar amendment, sponsored by Floridians for Solar Choice, would put seniors at risk for fraud and higher electric rates.

“We are pleased to join this effort to protect Florida seniors through the proposed constitutional amendment being sponsored by Consumers for Smart Solar. As the “oldest state in the nation,” it is vital that Florida’s seniors are protected from bad actors in the solar industry, as they  remain the most vulnerable age group to higher utility bills. This amendment offers much needed protections and stability for consumers to know they are safe investing in solar energy in Florida,” said Matthew Kandrach, Vice President of the 60 Plus Association.