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Event: Learn About Solar Pool Heating | October 21, 2015

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Pool heating season is here! As temperatures begin to drop out of the 90’s, outdoor living in Southwest Florida gets busy as pools get cooler. Learn how to heat your pool to extend your swimming season with the power of the sun. Solar pool heating is the low cost alternative to traditional pool heating, and it works great! If you …

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Hire a Licensed Solar Contractor

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In case you need a reason to avoid unlicensed contractors, here is a scary story about a shady solar “contractor” that took money from people and didn’t do the work. It’s people like this that give us honest and hard working Florida Certified Solar Contractors a bad name. If you want to check out anyone’s contractor license, use this link. …

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Last Chance for Rebates on Solar Water Heaters

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This is just a quick reminder that the FPL Solar Rebate Pilot Program expires on September 30, 2015 and all applications must be in by that date. If you live in FPL’s service area and have any interest whatsoever in heating water for your home with a solar panel, there will never again be a better time to make it …

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Florida Solar Design Group Opinion on Microinverters in Solar Pro Magazine

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Florida Solar Design Group’s Principal Solar Designer was asked to contribute to the July/August 2015  publication of SolarPro Magazine, the leading trade publication for solar professionals. In the article Integrator Perspectives on Module-Level Power Electronics, Szumlanski offered his perspectives and opinions on microinverters, which appear below as an except of the full article. Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) are devices that …

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Florida Solar Design Group Featured in RSW Living Magazine

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Florida Solar Design Group’s Principal Solar Designer, Jason Szumlanski, has been featured as a source in the May-Jun 2015 edition of RSW Living Magazine, Regional Southwest Florida’s Lifestyle Magazine. Freelance writer Ed Brotak gathered details about the local solar energy industry from us and put together an excellent article, Sunny-Side Up, which answers the question, “Is solar power right for your home?” …

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Mobile Solar Generator Trailer For Sale in Fort Myers, FL

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A few years back I built several mobile solar generator trailers through my company AMP Systems. They were sold to people in a variety of industries for a surprisingly broad set of uses. When I took a full-time position with Southwest Florida’s leading solar contractor, my trailer-mounted solar energy business effectively ended. I had a prototype trailer that we ended up …

Another Massive Fail for FPL as Rebate Application Computers Freeze

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UPDATE: Our industry trade group, FlaSEIA, has set up a RATE PAYER FAIRNESS Hot Line. If you were negatively impacted by this failure, it is imperative that you call (407) 339-2010. Here we go again. Last week FPL had to acknowledge that it opened the final round of the popular residential solar rebate program early. This week, after FPL announced that it would restart …

Floridians for Solar Choice Sponsors Ballot Initiative

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Floridians for Solar Choice is sponsoring a Constitutional Amendment that we support, and you should, too! The purpose of the initiative is to encourage and promote local small-scale solar-generated electricity production and to enhance the availability of solar power to customers. The essential goal here is to allow individuals and business the freedom to produce and sell electricity, and to purchase …

Reports of Unfair Early FPL Solar Rebate Applications

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Note: See updates in Comments below. The last round of the FPL Solar Rebate Program was supposed to begin taking applications at 8:30 am ET today on FPL’s website. There are reports rolling in of applications being started (and possibly even completed) prior to the start time. Several applicants reported that the Apply button showed up as early as 8:23 …

Florida Solar Design Group is Open for Business

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Florida Solar Design Group opened it’s doors in Fort Myers, FL on January 2 to provide solar consulting, design, and sales. We are excited to show our unique approach to solar education and provide a great customer experience for those who decide to move forward with a solar energy system installation. We offer solar electricity systems, solar pool heaters, solar …

Solar Energy Consulting, Design, and Sales Agency Opens January 1, 2015 in Fort Myers, FL

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Note: The information contained on this page is outdated. Florida Solar Design Group no longer represents Fafco Solar. Southwest Florida has a new player in the solar energy industry. Florida Solar Design Group (FSDG) offers solar energy consulting, design, and sales serving Florida alternative energy seekers. FSDG will be serving as a sales agency for Fafco Solar, a solar contractor …

Florida Solar Design Group Becomes Authorized Sales Agent for Southwest Florida Solar Leader

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Note: The information contained on this page is outdated. Florida Solar Design Group no longer represents Fafco Solar. Florida Solar Design Group (FSDG), the newest player in the Southwest Florida solar market, has entered into a Sales Agency Agreement with Fafco Solar, a Florida State Certified Solar Contractor (CVC56701) serving the area for over 40 years. FSDG will be providing …