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The decision to install a solar energy system is not one to be taken lightly. It’s a significant investment, one that requires advance research and considerable thought. It’s also not inexpensive (although it is an investment that pays off in many ways, over time). While it is not our style to hurry a home or Read More >

A new attack is building on the solar industry: the extreme reduction or eliminating net metering benefits (the credits earned by solar adopters for energy sent to the grid from solar power) by electric co-ops throughout Florida. Unlike the major utilities, such as FP&L, Duke Energy and the Florida Municipal Power Agency, co-ops do not Read More >

We are reaching out to clients of Brilliant Harvest to see how their solar arrays fared during and after Hurricane Irma. We have been tracking things online and nearly every system seems to be functioning properly but we wanted to check in to see if there were any issues with your solar array, any damage Read More >

As anxious Floridians carefully track the path of Hurricane Irma, we have been getting a lot of questions about hurricane preparations for those who have solar energy systems on their home or business. Most of these questions relate to the durability of solar panels and what actions those who have solar power should take in Read More >

Bill Johnson, president of Brilliant Harvest, LLC, has been elected to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA) 2017-2019 board of directors. Since its founding in 1977, FlaSEIA has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the solar energy industry in Florida. This longevity, along with stringent contractor licensure and system certification standards, Read More >

For some home or business owners, there may be a desire to install a solar power system but the funds aren’t available to purchase it outright and impediments to financing – such as a lack of equity or past bad credit – keep the opportunity out of reach. A new avenue for financing called PACE Read More >

Tesla Powerwall 2.0 The Tesla Powerwall 2.0 is officially here and making an even bigger splash in the home energy market than its first-generation predecessor. It can be indoor/outdoor, wall or floor-mounted, holds 13.5 kWhs per battery, will power a continuous 5 kW of energy and surge to 7 kW, you can stack NINE batteries Read More >

We wanted to share some important information with you. We ask that you share this with everyone you know – Amendment 1 could mean the end of the solar industry in Florida! Utilities are trying to limit the expansion of solar in Florida in order to preserve their monopoly on electricity sales and limit customer-owned solar. Read More >

Brilliant Harvest, LLC is proud to announce that it is an official Tesla Energy Certified Installer, meaning we are now able to procure and install the revolutionary Tesla Powerwall home battery in homes and businesses throughout our region. With the Tesla Powerwall home battery and your solar photovoltaic system, you can enjoy secure, reliable, renewable Read More >

Bill Johnson, founder and president of Brilliant Harvest, LLC has earned his certification as a solar PV (photovoltaic) installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This certification is the highest professional certification that can be earned in the solar energy industry and puts Johnson into an elite group: there are currently Read More >

In November, Brilliant Harvest announced a charitable incentive to go solar: we pledged to donate $1,000 to the Sarasota Audubon Society (SAS) for every Audubon Society member who purchased a 10kW solar electric system on their home or business. The original deadline was January 9, the grand opening date of the new Nature Center at the Celery Fields. Read More >

Through January 9, 2016, we have pledged to donate $1,000 to the Sarasota Audubon Society for every Audubon member who purchases a 10kW solar electric system on their home or business. We are doing this to celebrate the grand opening of the Audubon Society’s new Nature Center on January 9. We installed the solar array Read More >