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23 March

Solar/Renewable Future For Sunshine State of Florida

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Dear Friends, Visitors/Viewers/Readers,

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As the news of more solar installations sweep across the planet earth, our Sunshine State of Florida is still lagging behind other developed countries and other states in USA, being one of the thirteen states (by 2012) that does not yet have either RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standards) standards or goals. It is a pity that residents in Florida are not provided with optimal incentives to fully utilize our beautiful sunshine.

As our legislative body is in session at Tallahassee, Florida, until early part of May, 2013, we hope that our Florida Senators and Representatives will consider fully some of the General Solar Talking Points that’s been gathered by the FlaSEIA (Florida Solar Energy Industries Association), below:

SOLAR CREATES JOBS:

  • America’s Solar Industry now employs more than 119,000 workers at 5,600 companies across the nation (most of which are small businesses)
  • The solar industry grew 13.2% over the last year despite difficult economic times, this is 6 times faster than the overall economy growth rate of 2.3%
  • Solar employment is expected to grow by 17.2% over the next 12 months indicating a potential of 20,000 new workers
  • Installers added the most solar workers over the past year, more than offsetting declines in manufacturing
  • Solar industry employment has grown by 27% to a figure that outstrips the 91,611 U.S. coal miners

SOLAR DRIVES OUR ECONOMY:

  • 38 states and/or U.S. territories have some form of renewable portfolio standard, goals, or incentives as part of their energy plan
  • Some of the largest corporations and retailers in the world are utilizing solar energy in order to help reduce operating costs and increase profits (Wal-Mart, Macy’s, IKEA, Costco, Dow Jones and more)
  • Florida imports all of the fossil fuels we use to produce electricity, which means we send more than $15 billion out of state every year to buy natural gas and coal
  • Florida Solar means Florida jobs and a thriving economy. This applies to various industries including construction and roofing, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, education, banking and more

SOLAR IS A SOLUTION, NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE:

  • approximately 9 out of 10 voters (92%) believe it is important for the U.S. to develop and use solar power
  • 85% of U.S. voters and 87% of swing voters support solar over all other energy sources.
  • 78% of voters are eager to see government support solar through financial incentives
  • 94% of democrats, 89% of independents, and 75% of Republicans support the use of solar
  • 86% of voters said they want leadership on moving from coal and nuclear energy to wind and solar (72% of Republicans, 83% of independents, and 97% of Democrats)

FLORIDA CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT:

  • If Florida does not create a market demand for PV soon, we will only be trading our imported fossil fuels for imported solar electric panels.
  • Florida will miss out on revenue and economic activity occurring from new jobs and the opportunity to export Florida made solar panels and products
  • Florida will continue to trail other states that are aggressively pursuing solar energy until elected officials with vision and political capital convince others that the state should be a leader in this field

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Enough sunlight hits the Earth’s surface in one hour to power the world for an entire year

FlaSEIA: 2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106, Sarasota, FL  34240, Phone: (800) 426-5899, FAX: (941)366-7433, info@FlaSEIA.org, www.FlaSEIA.org

Gathered and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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19 February

Solaire Generation Converts Solar Carports Into Solar Power Plants

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Dear Friends, Visitors/Viewers/Readers,

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On more than one occasion, during my years of travel, I’ve often been disappointed by the tremendous amount of unused surface areas of rooftops and carports as the plane descend at each and every city in USA.  It always struck me as such a waste of real estate.  That is why it is my pleasure to bring you a short introduction of Solaire Generation, for it specializes in transforming outdoor parking lots into beautiful solar power plants.

Solaire Generation’s Solar Carport designs

Solaire Generation’s Solar Carports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solaire Generation installed a 3.6 MW Premium F1 canopy system for Dow Jones, the largest corporate solar parking project in the USA.

Solaire Generation’s Premium solar carport design

Rutgers University installed a 8 MW Solaire 360 solar carport structure, one of the largest solar parking projects in the world.

Below, are the economic and environmental benefits listed by Solaire Generation:

  1. reduce and fix energy costs
  2. recoup investment in as little as three years
  3. increase parking satisfaction and experience
  4. reduce property carbon footprint
  5. generate new revenue streams
  6. receive as many as 10 LEED certification points
  7. take a significant step towards energy independence

Let’s take a look at this short introduction video, below:


As Solaire Generation continues being recognized as the leading innovator in the market for solar structures and system by the US military and major universities, I wish Solaire Generation success in helping to pave the way for American Independence by Renewable Energy, as intended by SOLAIRE GENERATION.Solaire Generation for American Independence by Renewable Energy

Let’s hope that as time progresses, there will be greater streamlining of the soft costs such as the permitting process. More inter-state collaboration would be helpful in accomplishing this task.

I will look forward to seeing many many more covered carports, generating solar power. Perhaps I won’t be as disappointed in the future as the plane descends in US cities.

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

Any of your suggestions/comments/questions is welcomed at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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