Friday, April 27, 2012

Solar Industry Fears Massive Tax Increase

When Franke Foodservice Systems built a new plant in Smyrna three years ago, the company decided to go green.
Claudia Synnatzschke, facilities Manager of Franke Foods,
stands next to solar panels that have produced electricity for
the past three years at Franke Foods USA in Smyrna.

Parking spots for employees driving low-emission vehicles sit close to the entrance. There’s a water capture system. And 167 solar panels cover 2,000 square feet of the roof, generating about 50,000 kilowatt-hours’ worth of electricity each year.

But legislation the General Assembly is considering would make it harder to make that kind of investment in solar energy, a Franke executive said.

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