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

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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. 

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Mayor Philip Stoddard is a biology professor at Florida International University.

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. 

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