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Tips for Successful Solar Hot Water Installations

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

The State Of Solar Power Construction And Installation

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 >>>

MIA Green was awesome!

Vice President Rick Gilbert speaking to MIA Green audience.

Vice President Rick Gilbert speaking to MIA Green audience.

Solar Source attended the 2013 MIA Green Expo in Miami in February. Our President, Wayne Wallace, and VP Rick Gilbert were featured speakers at the event. Vice President, Rick Gilbert, had this to say about the event: “I have spoken on panels at many events. However, at this event I was impressed with the audience attendance. Every seat was full, and participants asked questions for approximately 30 minutes beyond the presentation.” [pullquote style=”left” quote=”dark”]People are very interested in the future of solar and how policy is a stumbling block to industry growth.”[/pullquote] “What I really liked about MiaGreen was the impressive international participation. Solar Source recently opened an office in Mexico City, and had our Spanish-speaking team at the show. This was invaluable as there were many participants from Mexico, Central, and S. America looking for resources, from equipment to project installations. As a result, we are now engaged with solar groups from several countries and are excited about the potential.” “Another thing we really liked about MiaGreen was the outstanding customer service. Solar Source has done a lot of shows over the years, some larger, some smaller, but of all the shows we’re participated the MiaGreen staff stayed involved with us start to finish and made us feel very welcome. We can’t thank Jose Garcia and his team enough and look forward to participating in future MiaGreen events.”
Solar Source speaks at MIA Green

Rick and Wayne standing in front of the poster announcing their talk at M


Solar Source Installs 3.06 kW Solar Photovoltaic System for St. Pete City Council Member Karl Nurse

solar-powered home of Karl Nurse in St. Petersburg Florida

The St. Petersburg home of City Council Member Karl Nurse is powered by 12 solar panels installed by Solar Source

The 12-panel system is expected to pay for itself in about seven years. Largo, FL (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Solar Source completed the installation of a 3.06 kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the home of St. Petersburg City Council Member Karl Nurse. Nurse expects his system will generate all of the electricity his home requires for about six months out of the year; thanks to efficiency improvements he’s made over the last decade. Full Story…

Solar Source

Founded in 1984 and based in Largo, Solar Source has led the solar charge for over 30 years. We have installed over 30,000 solar systems in that time and continue to grow rapidly. These installations range in size and complexity from small residential systems to large-scale commercial projects. As the leading solar contractor in the state of Florida, we have also established Solar Source Institute, an accredited school with which we conduct training for our own staff as well as other licensed contractors (including solar, electrical, and roofing) to teach best practices and issue certifications of competency. When you choose Solar Source to perform your solar installation you’re hiring a company with unrivaled experience that is able to deliver a solution that suits your specific needs, has a maximum return on investment, with trouble-free performance for many years. We maintain a consistent A rating Angie’s List, BBB and many other consumer ratings sites, and we encourage you to check our reputation. Providing you with the absolute best in solar energy is our constant goal.
Bill Stevens
Bill StevensMonday, September 25th, 2017 at 4:36am
Yikes, Irma got the best of my pool panels and it drained about 3 feet of water out of the pool because of failed plumbing..

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