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Fort Myers’ First All-Solar Community – Mirada by Lennar Homes

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Mirada is the first all-solar community in Fort Myers. Lennar Homes‘ community is actually the first community in all of Southwest Florida where every home is getting solar panels installed at the time of new home construction. And it’s looking great! Lennar Homes Monte Carlo model at Mirada has Solar Panels Pre-Installed Lennar Homes Monte Carlo model at Mirada has Solar …

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Best Orientation for Solar Panels in Southwest Florida

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We have a fair number of seasonal residents in Southwest Florida who have solar electricity at their northern homes. They all talk about how their solar panels are tilted to the south. We call this the orientation of the solar panels. Orientation is comprised of tilt (angle from horizontal) and azimuth (degrees clockwise from true north). Note: This article applies …

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Solar Providers Near Me

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You might be trying to search for solar providers near me, and finding a lot of out of town solar contractors and installers that are not in our area of Southwest Florida. Everything you need is available right here in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples area! Keep it local! You won’t do better on pricing if you get someone …

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Fort Myers Home Gets Solar Pool Heater

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The new homeowners of this Fort Myers home wanted to enjoy their pool year-round, and recognized that one of the best times to buy a solar pool heater is during the slower summer season. As part of the solar pool heater installation, we cleaned up the plumbing and valves at the pool equipment pad and replaced the pump with an …

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Solar Electric Systems in Fort Myers, FL

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As pools get warm and solar pool heating season winds down, electricity use in the home increases from air conditioning and solar electric systems in Fort Myers, FL become a popular topic in the homes of our clients. Solar electricity offsets the utility electric usage in a home or business to which it is connected. The panels connect into the …

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Dealing with Roof Obstructions and Vents for Solar Pool Heating Panels

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When installing solar pool heating panels, it is very often the case that roof vents and other obstructions come into play. Placing panels in a way that takes advantage of the available roof space becomes a challenge. There are a several strategies that we use to deal with vents and other obstructions, which may include plumbing vents, attic vents, satellite …

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Solar Swimming Pool Heater Season is Now!

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March marks the time when swimming pool heating becomes most desirable in Southwest Florida, and what better way to heat your pool than with a solar swimming pool heater? Pool temperatures tend to lag the daily outdoor air temperature. We are experiencing days in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, but swimming pools are still in the lower 70’s if …

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Solar Photovoltaic System Design Layouts – November 2015

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Here is a video showing some recent solar photovoltaic (electric) system designs completed in November 2015. We use a proprietary process and templates to design solar energy system presentations for prospective clients. These design renderings provide homeowners the opportunity to see where solar panels can be mounted on their roofs and put a solar energy installation into perspective. By selecting …

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Fort Myers, FL Home with Roof Vents Wants Solar Panels

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Solar Energy System Design by Florida Solar Design Group   LOCATION Fort Myers, FL 33919 PRODUCT(S) Solar Pool Heating Panels BRANDS FAFCO Sunsaver™ ST NOTES This Fort Myers, FL home has several roof vents and other obstructions making solar pool heating difficult to arrange. However, by placing gaps between panels we are able to fit a suitably sized system to get the …

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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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Buying a Home With Solar Panels

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I recently met a wonderful young couple who are buying a home in Fort Myers, FL. The home has a fairly uncommon building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system that replaces some of the roof tiles with solar panels that are made in the same shape as the tiles. The product is uncommon because it is not as cost effective as traditional …

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Solar Electricity – Fort Myers, FL – Design Layout

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Solar Energy System Design by Florida Solar Design Group LOCATION Fort Myers, FL 33905 PRODUCT(S) Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) BRANDS Hyundai, Enphase NOTES Florida Solar Design Group has recently been getting a lot of inquiries about solar electric systems in the Fort MyersShores to Alva area along the Caloosahatchee River. This area is served by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), whose electricity rates …

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Solar Pool Heater Design in Fort Myers, FL

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Solar Energy System Design by Florida Solar Design Group LOCATION Fort Myers, FL 33908 PRODUCT(S) Solar Pool Heater BRANDS FAFCO Sunsaver NOTES This home on Boardwalk Place in Fort Myers, FL has a phenomenal south roof, but we only need a small portion of it to heat the pool effectively. The panels need to be up away from the eave …

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Solar Electric Panels – Fort Myers, FL Riverfront New Home

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Solar Energy System Design by Florida Solar Design Group LOCATION Fort Myers, FL 33919 PRODUCT(S) Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) BRANDS Hyundai, Enphase NOTES This large new riverfront home in Fort Myers, FL will have a 25kW+ solar electric system. The home is being built by Koogler Homes, with whom we have worked previously. The builder’s clients demand energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, integrated …