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Solar Power World magazine recently ranked Solar Source among the top solar contractors in North America.Solar Power World, the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news, recently unveiled the 2013 Top 250 Solar Contractors list. The list ranks applicants according to influence in the residential, commercial and utility solar-installation markets.
Education Goes A Long WaySolar Power World | Sept. 2013 Largo, Fla. – A few years back, as the solar industry started to bloom, Solar Source (No. 103) was getting a lot of calls. “We were getting inquiries from electricians, plumbers, residential contractors and others,” says Rick Gilbert, Solar Source’s vice president. “We decided we should just put everyone into one classroom.” The response to the company’s one-day classes was so overwhelming, Solar Source started its own institute in 2007. Since then, it has stayed true to its mission to educate and train architects, engineers, builders-developers, electrical and solar contractors — and ultimately all contractors that touch the solar industry. In the classroom, online and with hands-on labs, the Solar Source Institute’s training course covers everything from solar photovoltaic and solar-installer training to renewable-energy education, sales- and-marketing and grid-tied installation with battery back-up. Full Article >>>
- Florida passed net metering laws in 2008, but since then, the energy policy picture has been grim.
- Investor Owned Utilities dominate the energy market through regulated monopolies.
- Florida does not allow “leasing” or rent-to-own solar concepts, as does over 20 other states.
- Florida does not have a target for renewable energy, as does over 30 other states.
- Floridians need to speak up and let their lawmakers know they want stronger incentives for solar energy in Florida.