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  • Off-grid island solar and solving the issue of too much power

    Posted 11 July 2016 12:00 AM by Kyle Bronstein, President of Florida Renewable Energy

    Florida Renewable Energy - Cayo Costa - full house viewThe owners of this island beach house were looking for a quality solar system so they contacted us at Florida Renewable Energy. The solar installation for this home is a complete off-grid system on the remote island of Cayo Costa near the coast of Fort Myers, Florida.

    After running the load calculations for the beach house on the island, we determined that a 60 kWh battery bank would be sufficient to run the entire house without discharging the batteries more than 50%, leaving 30 kWh usable. I could tell that the homeowner was a man who valued quality, so I offered him the best components on the market for this system.

  • Hospital of Light Part 1

    Posted 8 June 2016 12:00 AM by Jody Murphy, Director Operations & Project Management

    Hospital of Light SolarWorld solar panel donation to HaitiPassport in hand, suitcase loaded with extra strength sunscreen, and various sized lock rings (just in case the count sent months earlier via cargo ship was short); I shuffle through customs into the sights, sounds and heat of Haiti.

  • Structuring commercial solar deals for third party ownership

    Posted 3 May 2016 12:00 AM by Brian Lynch

    Selling a project directly to a customer and allowing them to realize the full benefits of the solar array is always the best option. It’s generally the easiest transaction to contract and with the minimal number of parties involved in the transaction, provides everyone with the greatest benefit. However, there are several types of projects that end-up in third party ownership (TPO) transactions – generally in the form of PPAs.

  • Top 5 things your solar customer still wants to know about their solar system

    Posted 7 April 2016 12:00 AM by By Sarah Wilder, SolarWorld Training Manager

    5 things your solar customer wishes they knew and what to do about it Your salesperson spends weeks closing a new sale. Your project manager spends several more weeks working through the solar system design and permitting. Your install crew finally arrives on site, completes the installation in a few days, and off they go. This shouldn’t the end of communication with your customer or you could be missing an important opportunity.

  • How to reach your large-scale solar project goals with SolarWorld

    Posted 10 March 2016 1:18 PM by SolarWorld

    How to reach your large-scale solar project goals with SolarWorld As the 757 rumbled down the runway at the Tampa International Airport (TPA) on a warm and clear February afternoon, dignitaries gathered on top of the long-term parking garage to inaugurate the airport’s new 2 MW solar carport. It was an exciting day for everyone involved. This solar electric system was a major part of the upgrade currently underway at TPA that will double the airport’s capacity and improve visitor experience. The over 6,000 325Wp SolarWorld solar panels perch atop the airport’s south economy parking garage provide shade to 900 parking spaces and will generate enough energy to offset the power required to run the airport’s planned 1.4 mile automated “people mover” train, another part of the upgrade project.

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