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Sunshine City: Solar biz heats up St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal by Jane Meinhardt, Staff Writer
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012, 6:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG - A consortium of German and Austrian solar energy businesses eyeing the city as a site for equipment manufacturing and a solar farm also are contemplating partnering with businesses that own multiple rooftops.

Clearwater's Habitat for Humanity homes harness solar energy to heat water

By Theodora Aggeles, Times Correspondent
In Print: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CLEARWATER — Anyone who remembers Homer Villas, a public housing complex off N Betty Lane, wouldn't recognize the area now. It's now the Stevens Creek subdivision, a neighborhood of colorful single-family Habitat for Humanity homes.

Now those homes are starting to harness the energy of the sun.

Solar Source Installs Cuba’s Largest Solar Array at Guantanamo Bay

The 1,200 panel solar power system will generate clean electricity for
the military fitness center at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Solar Array Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Solar Array

Largo, FL - Tampa-based solar contractor, Solar Source, completed construction on a 1,200 panel solar power system at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The solar array, which is the first of its scale on the island, will produce clean electricity to power a new fitness center for military personnel. “We are proud to help the Navy take a significant step towards its goal of cutting fossil fuel dependence in half by 2020,” said company President, Wayne Wallace. Solar Source provided engineering, procurement, and construction for the approximately 300 kW ground-mount solar energy system, which required giant six-foot screws and custom engineered and to pre-drill and penetrate the dense shell and rock ground. The turnkey solar installation is part of a larger military effort to save money by lowering power bills.

Guantánamo is going green

By CAROL ROSENBERG
crosenberg@MiamiHerald.com

Newberry showing off its new solar power system on Monday

Newberry is going green, and the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex will soon get an environmentally friendly face-lift.

The city of Newberry is hosting an all-day "Green Celebration" Monday where people can learn about the solar photovoltaic system that was recently installed on the facility's roof.

Solar Source to build solar farm at Guantanamo Bay

Published 3/9/2011 Bay News 9

A local company has just landed a military contract that will create jobs.

Solar Source of Largo will build a solar farm at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Andover Regional School District awards solar contract

Andover Regional School District awards solar contract

BY JEFF SISTRUNK

jsistrunk@njherald.com

The Andover Regional Board of Education voted to award the contract for the installation of solar panel systems at the district's schools during its regular session Tuesday.

Largo, Fla.-based firm Solar Source, in conjunction with Mount Laurel's New Age Energy, will oversee the installation of a combination of roof- and ground-mounted solar arrays at both the Florence M. Burd School and the Long Pond School. The 15-year arrangement between the companies and the district is a power purchase agreement, meaning that the companies will pay the cost of installation and retain ownership of any Solar Renewable Energy Credits generated while selling the electricity from the systems to the schools at a reduced rate.

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Extending program will drive U.S. solar industry growth and job creation in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today applauding the Senate's inclusion of a one-year extension of the Department of Treasury Section 1603 program in their tax bill compromise:

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs and Incentives - MarketWatch

The New Programs, to Be Available to Customers in the First Quarter
of 2011, Include $1.5 Million in Incentives Tampa Electric Will Offer
Each Year for Five Years to Help Customers Install Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar Systems and Solar Water Heating

TAMPA, Fla., Dec 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Tampa Electric received approval yesterday from the Florida Public
Service Commission (FPSC) to expand its current lineup of
energy-efficiency programs for customers. In addition to the new
programs and enhancements to existing programs, $1.5 million in
incentives will be offered by Tampa Electric each year for five years to
help customers install renewable technologies. Those measures include:

Floridians Ready to Embrace Renewable Energy

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CONTACT: Katie Hayden or Robert Weissert

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