It is with great excitement that I announce that I am now an independent solar consultant and started the Florida Solar Design Group with my partner, Dominick Zito. Effective January 1, 2015 we are open for business. Sadly, this will probably be the last post to this blog, for which I have enjoyed writing hundreds of posts. I will continue monitoring and responding to comments. On a good note, I will begin blogging again at our new website located at http://floridasolardesigngroup.com/blog. Please drop by and check out our new site!

This is a myth that a competitor has spread, and actively uses in their sales presentation. They say that the full body design of FAFCO solar panels and other full body panels like the iSwim brand doesn’t allow the roof to breathe, which in turn causes mold and mildew and rots the roof. They claim that their panels allow the roof to breathe and stay dry. What they forget to mention is that a separated loose tube design allows air flow between tubes, reducing efficiency! We are routinely asked to remove solar panels when roof work is required or when a homeowner decides to replaceRead More →

I’m not going to lie – I caught myself saying to myself, “my solar electric system is not saving me as much as I expected.” That doesn’t sound good for a solar guy to be saying that! When I installed my solar electric system last December, I was looking forward to having nearly net-zero house (which will be possible after I replace my aging air conditioner). My net-zero aspirations have not come to fruition, so I started searching for answers why. The first step was to look at my system energy production using the monitoring system. Sure enough, everything pointed toward a well-operating system. I was,Read More →