If your home is in Southwest Florida - do you wonder if solar energy is a good investment?There are a number of things to consider including good sunlight, financial incentives, net-metering policies, cost of materials, and high electric rates...Good sunlight…We all know that three consecutive days of cloudy, rainy weather in the Sunshine State is rare and when it does occur many of us begin to suffer from light affective disorder (myself included). In fact, the sunlight in our part of Florida is some of the best in the country. According to the Florida Solar Energy Center, Florida has 85%…
Thursday, 05 November 2009 12:57

Going Green with Renewable Energy Products

A photo of our building back in late 70's! In 2002, I decided to renovate our 25 year old, Fafco Solar building in Cape Coral... In doing so, I tried to use as many green products and practices as I could afford...Problem #1: I didn’t know anything about green building.Problem #2: I didn’t know anyone else who did.So, I had to go to Sarasota to find someone who had some knowledge and experience with green building.Unfortunately, after his one visit to my shop, he never called back and I could never get him to return my calls. So, I was forced to…
Friday, 23 October 2009 11:09

The Most Common Question About Solar Energy

The most common question about solar energy deserves the right answer...If you’ve ever asked yourself --“Why isn’t there more solar energy used in Florida?” you’re not alone!In the 35 years I’ve worked in the solar industry here in Florida, that’s the most common question I hear.The question is often followed with some version of: “I guess it’s just still too expensive.”It’s a good question, but the right answer requires you to dig a little deeper. So, instead of just agreeing and letting you off the hook, I’m inclined to reply: “YOU know why.”Then, I wait and let you think a little while…
Fafco Solar, Southwest Florida's leading renewable energy company, will be participating in the Charlotte County Green Futures Expo and Energy Options Conference. FORT MYERS, Florida—October 14,…

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