Friday, 05 June 2009 15:08

A Must Read - Hot, Flat and Crowded

If you're looking for a great read that discusses creating a sustainable future...I highly recommend reading Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman.  You know may his other work, The World is Flat.Here's a description from Amazon:"Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is “hot, flat, and crowded.” Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead…
Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:41

Changing My Mind on a Dime

I used to say solar energy was not good for moving things.It was good for heating water or making electricity, but not for transportation.But with this new Electric Hybrid Vehicle... and after checking out www.calcars.org to learn about electric vehicles (EVs), I’ve done a complete 180!If you want to learn more, I highly recommend you check out:Who Killed the Electric Car?After 30 years of being in the solar industry, I was so wrong about what I thought solar energy could do.Kinda humbling.So, if I could have a wrong perception about solar energy after 30 years, I guess I can understand that YOU…
Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:51

Go Solar Energy for Life!

Can you believe that my dad, Ward Jr., started installing solar pool heaters here in Southwest Florida over 35 years ago?Here I am with my dad, and grandpa, in 1978 celebrating the Grand Opening of our new store in Cape Coral - at the very location we're at today! ;)Back in the day, it wasn't about 'going green' and 'renewable energy' - the gas crisis of the 70's made solar pool heating much more attractive.I was fortunate enough to be invited by my dad to participate in this wonderful new technology!Solar pool heating has always been the most economically viable…
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