South Miami's Mayor Philip Stoddard On Solar Panels Rule: 'Nothing' Is Not An Acceptable Option

Jul 24, 2017

Last week  South Miami became the first city in Florida to mandate that all new homes, townhomes, condo and apartment buildings have rooftop solar panels. 

Mayor Philip Stoddard is a biology professor at Florida International University.
Credit Courtesy of the city of South Miami.

The measure also requires current homeowners who chose to enlarge their homes by 75 percent or more or replace at least three-quarters of them  to add solar panels. 

The new rule takes effect on Sept. 18.   

South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard has long-championed the measure and stopped by The Florida Roundup to speak with WLRN's Tom Hudson to discuss the decision. 

You can listen to the full program here