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Florida Solar – Going Solar in the Sunshine State

Published on May 19th, 2017

Florida Solar – Going Solar in the Sunshine State Thinking of installing solar in sunny Florida? You’re not alone! The state ranked 17th in the most solar installed in the US in 2015. Not too bad considering Florida lacks many of the incentives that heavily discount the cost of going solar. However, the state sees excellent…

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Electric Batteries Key

to Auto Market

Published on December 22nd, 2016

August 22, 2016 Batteries that store electricity and offset power required from the grid during peak periods are key to unlocking lucrative power and transport markets, according to BMI Research. Solar capacity has expanded globally due largely to premium subsidies and feed-in-tariffs, and these policies could play a similar role for battery storage, according to…

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As rooftop solar costs drop, utility attempts to raise barriers may not work

Published on November 15th, 2016

A solar array at Duke Energy Florida’s 3.8 megawatt solar array in Osceola County, near St. Cloud. [Times files] TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s utility industry steered more than $20 million of their profits into a failed constitutional amendment to impose new barriers to the expansion of rooftop solar energy generation, but developers say that as the…

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PV Canopy for a Bocce Court

Published on September 20th, 2016

Tom and Carol Godwin had solar energy in the back of their minds when they designed and built their house in 2010, but didn’t bring solar expertise onto their team until I entered the picture several years later. I found small, south-facing roof areas that were shaded by each other and nearby trees. Using the…

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Apple’s Government-Approved Solar Plans

Published on September 15th, 2016

Most people know Apple as a company that develops smartphones, computers and tablets, but recently the famous fruit dipped its toes into another market: energy. The U.S. government has granted Apple approval to sell the company’s excess solar energy under the name Apple Energy LLC. If Apple becoming an energy “provider,” in addition to consumer,…

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Solar Amendment Success

Published on September 1st, 2016

            Sunny News for the Sunshine State: Amendment 4 Passes! The votes are in and we are excited to announce that pro-solar Amendment 4 passed by a wide margin! The vast majority of Floridians across the state voted YES to support solar power in the Sunshine State! This is a major victory for…

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Home loans for clean energy coming soon

Published on August 17th, 2016

After six years of lawsuits that went all the way to both the U.S. and Florida supreme courts, Leon County will finally be able to offer low-interest loans to homeowners in the unincorporated areas who want to install energy-saving and environmentally friendly equipment. The County Commission has approved an agreement with the Florida Development Finance…

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Solar Power & Benson’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Published on April 9th, 2015

In 2014, we had the privilege to work with Benson’s Heating and Air in Tallahassee, FL to have their facility become energy neutral. In their Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter, they shared a bit of insight into their experience so far. See the solar installation services we provided on our commercial portfolio. Here is what they had…

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$500 Million Solar Investment In North Carolina

Published on October 6th, 2014

North Carolina, the leading solar power provider in the south, has another massive project to produce even more solar renewable energy for its residents. Duke Energy, the largest provider of electric power in the United States, has committed to investing $500 million in North Carolina, to create 8 different solar projects that will generate 278…

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3D Printable Solar Panels

Published on October 3rd, 2014

Do you remember the cost of laptops in the late 90’s? Imagine how the growth of the laptop market would have lagged if the cost had remained the same through the years. Without the advancement of computer technology and gradually lowering the cost of laptops every year, we wouldn’t have been able to open the…

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