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Solar Energy Used to Be Boring

Posted by Dan On April 15th

I remember there was a brief span of time, somewhere within the past forty years, when solar energy was a quiet and peaceful… predictable… sometimes a down right boring business to be involved in.

Not so today. Now it’s a crazy roller coaster ride. So, I figure… might as well have some fun.

Here’s just a small sample of what’s going on these days.

Look! No hands!

Solar Today

Give Fafco Solar a call if you want to get in on the solar energy fun!


Energy Efficient Transportation Saves Money!

Posted by Dan On December 16th

You like to save money, right? Buy less gas? Do less harm? Of course you do!

Well, here’s my favorite report from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) on energy efficient transportation. Although written in 2005, it’s still relevant… and you may learn a few helpful tricks. Enjoy!


To read entire report click on the above photo!

If you’re interested in driving down your electric bill, Fafco Solar can help. Just give us a call at 239-574-1500.



Solar Panels Could Destroy Utilities

Posted by Dan On June 21st

In this article by David Roberts of Grist, solar panels are compared to cell phones… “Who would have believed 10 years ago that traditional wire line telephone customers could economically ‘cut the cord’?” The same could eventually happen with your connection to your utility.


As a supplier of distributed energy* to home owners and small businesses in SW Florida and the Tampa Bay area, and as one who strives to empower “the people”… this is music to my ears. Wanna dance?

Interested in learning more about solar panels? Have questions? My company, Fafco Solar, can assist you. Feel free to contact us online or call us at (239) 574-1550.


*I feel compelled to include the definition of distributed energy because the term is used a lot, and yet I believe most people don’t know what it means.

Answer: FPL.

Yup, our local utility, FPL, is the largest US producer of renewable energy. Not many people know that. One important item to keep in mind as you read the article below: NextEra Energy = FPL.

Renewable Energy

Ready to send a “Dear John” letter to your utility? Fafco Solar can help you fall in love with the sun!

(You can also read my Oct 2, 2009 blog for more about loving the sun.)




On March 28, Earth Policy Institute released interesting Data Highlights confirming US gasoline consumption has been on the decline since 2007.

Gasoline Comsumption

Some of the current trends supporting this:

  • A car fleet that is shrinking.
  • A general reduction in driving.
  • An improvement in fuel efficiency.

Times are changing. The younger generation is welcoming mass transit and car-sharing, and their time is spent cruising the Internet not the streets. The baby boomers are starting to retire and some are hanging up their keys.

Technology for vehicles is changing too! Fuel efficiency is improving. The day is already here where you can drive your car powered by the sun!

Let Fafco Solar show you how to use solar energy!



Can We Get All Our Energy from Renewables?

Posted by Dan On March 29th

An interesting question, indeed – all of our energy from renewables.

Energy From Renewables

Everyone has opinions. Few have enough facts. Time will tell.

Can you think of any other time when groups of people said something was impossible… and then it happened?

Enlightening Facts:

1. Many studies confirm how the combination of renewable sources can truly meet our energy needs.

2. It makes it easier if we rethink what we employ renewable energy for and how it actually improves lives.

3. There are reports showing renewables, like the wind and solar, outpacing ordinary energy sources – in both investment money and capacity growth.

To find out more, read the entire post on: Focusing on Facts: Can We Get All of Our Energy From Renewables? Comment below to share your thoughts.

Let’s Make It Happen!

If you have questions on how my company, Fafco Solar, can assist you with your solar needs feel free to call (239) 574-1500.


Posted on EcoWatch last month, the Sierra Club has said they’re going to engage in peaceful civil disobedience for the first time in their 120 year history to stop the tar sands…

Sierra Club - Civil Disobedience


Learn how the Sierra Club, for the first time in its 120 year history, is ready to take it a step further!

The tide continues to turn, I’d love to hear your feedback below.













What’s the solution to climate change?

Posted by Dan On February 1st

The quote of the week is:

“The solution to climate change is energy policy.” ~ Sen. John Kerry

Climate Change

A week ago yesterday (January 24, 2012), Senator John Kerry secretary of state confirmation hearing, and started with the quote I posted above…

You can learn more by reviewing this EcoWatch post – I’d love to hear what you think about it – please comment below.

The tide is turning!


Happy New Year from Fafco Solar Energy!

Posted by Dan On January 14th

I hope you enjoyed my blog posts through 2012!

I just wanted to send you Happy New Year wishes for 2013, and thank everyone who made 2012 such a great year for us, too.

If there’s any way we can help you use the power of the sun to:

Be sure to let us know. 😉

Have a wonderful 2013, and I’ve got some great posts in mind – stay tuned!


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An Intelligent Vision of Our Energy Future!

Posted by Dan On September 30th

I really enjoy sharing intelligent visions of our energy future!  Especially where individuals are empowered!

Here’s a great article along those lines:

Smarter Grid Linking Solar Panels May Bypass Utilities