Wednesday, 30 December 2009 13:18

Solar Water Heating - Fafco Celebrates 40 Years!

In the fall of 1977, my father (read more about him here) went to a Pool and Spa Show in Orlando and had the good fortune of meeting Freeman A. Ford, the founder of FAFCO, Inc. By the end of the year, we were FAFCO’s authorized exclusive dealer for SW Florida... By 1983, I was so “in love” with FAFCO, that I changed our company name and starting operating as Fafco Solar. Our “marriage”, as Freeman likes to refer to it, remains strong. This year marks FAFCO’s 40th year in business. Not a bad milestone for the solar industry. So, I’d like…
Nationwide, electricity rates have increased an average of 4.4% per year over the past 35 years, twice that rate in some parts of the country. At the local level, Florida Power & Light (FPL) is asking for a $1.3 billion annual increase in base rates, which amounts to about $12.40 per month for the first 1,000-kilowatt hours used. FPL dubiously notes that declining fuel costs will more than offset that increase for its customers. Regulators will vote on the increase in the beginning of 2010. As you probably know, the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) is not an energy producer…
I received this from the Rocky Mountain Institute, and it's pretty impressive, so I thought I'd share with you, and spread their word. "Today, we do not need to convince the world that Reinventing Fire is necessary. Instead, we must work together to make it happen."            – Amory B. Lovins   Dear Dan, Since 1982, Rocky Mountain Institute has been hatching gamechanging innovations to help make the world richer, fairer, cooler, and safer. Among other things, RMI has made important contributions toward achieving tripled-efficiency cars, trucks, and airplanes; laid many conceptual and practical foundations for electric and water efficiency, widespread renewable…
Monday, 07 December 2009 14:03

Local Solutions for Global Warming

Global warming is a phrase that most of us are now familiar with since it was brought to the media forefront with Vice President Al Gore’s book and subsequent movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.”Fluctuations in the Earth's temperature are inevitable due to decades-long ocean cycles.But a growing body of scientific evidence indicates that since 1950...the world's climate has been warming, primarily as a result of fossil fuel emissions and heavy deforestation around the world. Such activity adds to the atmosphere's invisible blanket of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping "greenhouse" gases. The long-term warming trend over the last century has been well-established, and scientists immersed…

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