Posts Tagged ‘Rick Gilbert’
December 8, 2014
By Rick Gilbert, Special to Solar Power World
Throughout recorded history humans used either fire or the sun to heat water. Some communities now have solar water in over 90% of their homes. SHW is often the “forgotten solar” among many professionals nowadays, as PV prices continue to fall and more people are drawn toward the appeal of generating their own electricity. Nonetheless, SHW represents the largest solar market on Earth, and is an affordable alternative to PV that is reliable, environmentally friendly and saves people money. Full Article at http://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2014/12/tips-successful-solar-hot-water-installations/
Science Rocks is a new concept science television program designed to showcase Pinellas students, teachers and educational trends in the science community.
The program is hosted by Elementary Science Specialist Julie Poth, Middle School Science Specialist Tom Doughty, High School Science Specialist Andy Oyer and STEM Coordinator Laura Spence.
Science Rocks airs Monday and Friday evening at 7pm on WPDS-TV Channel 14. Watch Now >>>
Education Goes A Long Way
Solar 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 >>>
By: Rick Gilbert, Vice President at Solar Source
Solar installation companies and contractors build solar electric systems, solar pool heating systems and solar hot water systems at every scale – residential, commercial and utility.
Many types of companies install solar systems. The primary industry begins with solar contractors, and then branches out to electrical contractors and plumbing contractors. General contractors and roofing contractors are also involved in solar installations. Because solar PV is electrical and solar hot water is plumbing-related, the industry sees a lot of participation from plumbing and electrical contractors. Full Article >>>