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Solar Panels for Heating My House

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I finally broke down and turned on the heat in my home as temperatures approached freezing last night in Southwest Florida. About a month from now, when electric bills start coming in unexpectedly high, Florida Solar Design Group¬†will start getting phone calls about solar panels for space heating in homes. I’ll get out ahead of things and answer some questions …

Using Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Panels to Heat a Pool

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We are asked frequently, why can’t one type of solar panel do everything? Specifically, people want to know if you can heat a pool with solar electric (photovoltaic) panels. With the price of solar electricity now much lower than it was just a few years ago, it stands to reason that heating a pool with electricity might now be cost …

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Solar Panels for Condo Pool Heating

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You are a new condo board member, your condo association has a pool, that pool is required to be heated either by condo rules or resident demands, and upon reviewing your heating costs you realize there must be a better way. Sound familiar? Solar pool heating can work very well as a standalone heat source or as a primary heater …

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How Much Does a Solar Pool Heater Cost?

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If you are just starting to research how much a solar pool heater costs, and you are not ready to contact a dealer, we totally understand. After all, solar panel pricing is all over the map for various technologies, with some systems costing in the tens of thousands of dollars. Solar pool heaters do not fall into that category. You …

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Showing Solar Panels on Architectural Drawings

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One of my favorite activities is taking existing architectural drawings for projects under development and rendering solar panels on the plans. These renderings can be simple two dimensional layouts showing available space for solar panels, or rich three dimensional drawings and visualizations. Either way, visualizing solar panels and sizing systems is an important part of any new construction solar project. …