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Children First solar energy system

In October of 2019, a cross-sector partnership, Partners for Green Places, launched with the goal of encouraging organizations and businesses to commit to energy efficiency and sustainability.

This spring, state lawmakers will consider legislation that would help to equip Florida schools with solar energy systems.

One way to ensure you have power when utilities are down is to pair your solar energy system with battery storage.

solar energy is changing lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 600 million people live without grid electricity.

The tariffs were designed to boost U.S. manufacturing and stop unfair competition from foreign countries but the one thing they’ve succeeded at is to slow the flow of lower-cost product available to U.S. companies.

The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has helped support a robust solar industry in the United States. Unfortunately, the ITC was not extended by Congress late last year and, now, has begun stepping down.

Sustainable Communities Workshop

Sarasota County’s 15th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, “Transforming to New Ways Forward,” will bring the community together (safely, virtually) to discuss sustainability priorities.

net metering florida

We are happy to report that Florida’s Public Service Commission does not, at this time, appear to have the intention of weakening NEM.

Residential energy use

A new study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “The Carbon Footprint of Household Energy Use in the United States,” took a much-needed, comprehensive look at the greenhouse (GHG) emissions related to residential energy use. Looking at data from 93 million households, the authors of the study determined that residential Read More >

Tesla Solar Roof

Why has the Tesla Solar Roof – and solar roof tiles in general – been so difficult to get right?

The issuance of green municipal bonds offers a wonderful opportunity to relieve some of the economic pressure and lost jobs due to the coronavirus.

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With the added – often significant – energy demands resulting from people staying home due to the coronavirus and warmer than average temperatures, those who utilize solar power may be asking at year’s end, “Where did my net metering credits go?”

Ensuring Home is Safe and Comfortable

If the coronavirus pandemic has shown us anything, it’s the benefits of ensuring that your home is safe and comfortable.

Solar Energy COVID-19 crisis

We know you’re getting a flood of emails talking about the policies and plans of various organizations and businesses as everyone tries to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

If you are considering solar for your new commercial building or home construction, we urge you to engage your solar contractor early for the design and engineering process.

We were saddened – but not at all surprised – when The New York Times broke the story about how utility companies cultivated National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.) chapters around the country. With big donations, the utilities were able to get NAACP chapters to work against renewable efforts, helping to “stymie Read More >

We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news, especially during the holiday season, but the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – which has been set to step down at the end of 2019 – was not extended by Congress. The five-year extension was removed from the House $1.4 trillion spending package. We are Read More >

We have lots of choices to make when it comes to charitable endeavors. Most of us have contributed to various organizations and causes over the course of our lifetime. What may be less common is for a private citizen to support a trade association. But when it comes to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association Read More >

The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most successful clean energy policies ever passed and has helped support a robust solar industry in the United States. The ITC currently allows homeowners and businesses to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes. Thanks to the Read More >

As consumers, we are safest when seeking goods and services we are at least somewhat familiar with. It’s relatively easy to do product research and compare prices when you have even a moderate base of knowledge. But when it comes to solar energy, other than the price, a lack of understanding is the most common Read More >

For those considering solar, the clock is ticking on the opportunity to maximize their savings through the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC is set to step down from the current level of 30% at the end of this year (through its eventual elimination for homeowners in 2022). If you have been thinking about Read More >

By Bill Johnson President, Brilliant Harvest If you are thinking about installing a solar energy system on your home or business, or if you just really like reading about solar, then you’ve probably noticed lots of solar-related ads popping up on sites you visit and your Facebook activity feed. Perhaps you’ve even been tempted to Read More >

Going Solar is Easy

If you are considering a solar energy system for your home or business, it may seem intimidating. There are so many considerations and a lot of technical information to understand. At Brilliant Harvest, we strive to make the process as easy as possible for our clients. So, in today’s discussion, we’re going to explain how Read More >

By Bill Johnson, founder and president of Brilliant Harvest Ten years ago, I began my dream job. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, a Master of Science in Physics, an MBA, and years of experience working in telecom, I knew I wanted to live my professional life on the cutting edge, to Read More >

A movement is afoot to end the energy monopoly in Florida.

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