This is my 100th blog post since I started Solar Southwest Florida in August 2011. It’s my first blog, although I have been a frequent contributor to online forums for years. I like to write and share insights, but hope my technical style doesn’t bore you to tears. I feel the content has been useful and informative, and would love your feedback!
This also marks approximately two years employed by Fafco Solar.
Solar is more than a career and an interest for me. For a decade of my life prior to my time at Fafco Solar, it was a necessity. My business, my life, and my sanity depended on solar electricity. I lived much of that part of my life off-grid in the Caribbean, and solar energy gave me many luxuries that seemed to put me light years ahead of the neighbors’ standards of living. For me, price was no object. Solar was a practical solution to a serious problem – maintaining my standard of living.
When I returned to living full time in Florida, my interest in solar energy eventually brought me to Fafco Solar of Cape Coral. It’s hard to pin down exactly what I do here, because I have the luxury of shaping my own position. Operations Manager doesn’t really describe what I do. A more appropriate title based on what I do on a day-to-day basis, make decisions and recommend courses of action to the owner, would be VP of Operations or COO, but some days I look more like a CFO, Project Manager, IT guy, or Engineer. I’ve even shoveled some dirt in my time here. Welcome to the world of small business! Every day brings a new task and a new challenge, and I get to be involved with solar energy, a product for which I have a great affinity.
As my role at the company continues to evolve, so will the purpose of the Solar Southwest Florida blog. Expect to see more pictures, more projects, and more tips and tricks to maximize your solar energy investment. I hope to get out in the field more and document the “little things” we do that ensure success. Finally, I’ll keep you up to date on legislative matters, financial incentives available to Southwest Florida homeowners, and news that is related to solar energy.