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Collier County Reduces Permit Fees for Solar Pool Heaters

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Collier County Building Department has recently reduced permit and inspection fees for solar pool heaters. Fees are now approximately 1/3rd less than previous rates! The jurisdiction previously had the highest permit fees in the Southwest Florida area. We never understood why the fees were so far out of line with other building departments, and it seems they have realized the same …

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Do Heated Pools Cause More Evaporation and Water Use?

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Heated pools do result in more evaporation, so more make-up water is required to refill heated pools than unheated pools. Whether using solar heating, heat pumps, or gas heaters, heated pools do require more water. But how much will the increase in water usage cost? We have heard just about every question imaginable when it comes to solar pool heating. …

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Finance Your Solar Pool Heater

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Solar Loans and Deferred Payments For Every Budget We are pleased to announce a new financing option for our valued solar pool heating clients. Through a manufacturer relationship we can now offer low payments on solar pool heaters starting at just $50 per month. Enjoy Your Pool Without The Up-Front Cost! Pay Less Than a Traditional Heater For less then the …

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Utility Talks From Both Sides of Mouth

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FPL is proud of their solar power plants, and they should be. They are a leader in utility scale solar power (which they are not calling universal solar for some reason). I’m happy to give credit where credit is due. But they talk from both sides of their mouth when it comes to small scale solar. In case you missed …

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Cape Coral’s Largest Solar Pool Heating System

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Florida Solar Design Group has completed Cape Coral’s largest single-family residential solar pool heating system. This 768 square foot solar pool heater has sixteen solar panels, each 4 feet by 12 feet. Aerial Video of Cape Coral’s Largest Solar Pool Heating System Solar Pool Heaters Dominate Cape Coral Pool Heating Scene Installed in the Southwest Cape on a new home …

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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Solar Panels (Library Way)

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Sanibel Bank Goes Green with Solar Panels Participating in the SanCap Solar Connect Solarize initiative, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (SCCB) purchased a solar electricity system for it’s branch location at 2475 Library Way on Sanibel Island. This 70 panel system has a 18,200 watt rating, and will reduce the bank’s utility electricity use. Solar Panel Investment Solar panels are a …

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Amendment 4 Results By County – Florida Primary, 8/30/2016

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Amendment 4 Florida Election Results by County The results are in, and it’s great news for the solar energy industry in Florida. Amendment 4 passed in the August 30, 2016 Florida Primary Election with well over the 60% vote required. Over 2.7 Florida voters cast a ballot for the Amendment, with almost 2 million voting to approve. In total, 72.6% of …

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First Contractor in Southwest Florida to Earn UAS License

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Solar Contractor To Use UAS (Drones) For Commercial Use Florida Solar Design Group’s Jason Szumlanski will become the first contractor in Southwest Florida to earn an FAA Part 107 Commercial UAS License. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, commonly known as drones, require an FAA license to operate for commercial purposes. Szumlanski, who also holds an FAA Part 61 Private Pilot License for …