Blog Posts - Solar Thermal



Should I Buy a Solar Water Heater or Solar Electric System

Solar water heaters are very old and proven technology, with roots in ancient times. Modern solar water heating collectors can capture about 85% of the available solar energy in a given area. That’s far above the ~20% harnessed by commercially...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 29, 2014

Should I Buy a Solar Water Heater or Solar Electric System

Solar water heaters are very old and proven technology, with roots in ancient times. Modern solar water heating collectors can capture about 85% of the available solar energy in a given area. That’s far above the ~20% harnessed by commercially...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Aug 29, 2014

What the Heck Does FAFCO Stand For?

It’s not uncommon for people to mishear or misunderstand our company name as Fasco, Fastco, Falco, or something else. Even people that know us well might wonder why we are called Fafco Solar. I had the distinct pleasure of spending a substantia...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Feb 22, 2014

What the Heck Does FAFCO Stand For?

It’s not uncommon for people to mishear or misunderstand our company name as Fasco, Fastco, Falco, or something else. Even people that know us well might wonder why we are called Fafco Solar. I had the distinct pleasure of spending a substantia...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Feb 22, 2014

TGE Group installs UK’s largest solar thermal plant

TGE Group has installed a 194kW solar thermal hot water installation that will help two game farmers in Shropshire to overcome their worries about heavy energy use and rising costs on their pheasant rearing estate. TGE Group conducted an initial comp...
by Solar Energy Blog on Feb 4, 2014

Comparing Pool Heating Options for Southwest Florida

In this article I attempt to explain and compare the various pool heating options available to Southwest Florida pool owners.
by Solar Southwest Florida on Jan 29, 2014

Solar Pool Heating Season in Southwest Florida

The 2014 solar pool heating season is in full swing, and our team is working hard to meet an aggressive installation schedule. This is our busiest time of the year – the combination of a high seasonal population in Southwest Florida and cool po...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Jan 6, 2014

How Long do Solar Pool Heating Panels Last?

Professionally installed Solar Pool Heating panels are an investment, and most people want to know how long Solar Pool Heating panels last. That’s a great question! Most major manufacturers provide a 10-12 year collector (panel) warranty that c...
by Solar Southwest Florida on Sep 9, 2013

2013: A Pivotal Year for Solar Energy

Across the globe many changes are in effect making this year a significant one for... more »The post 2013: A Pivotal Year for Solar Energy appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

Led Pool Light

LightingLighting 99 Lighting – Color 99 Underwater LED Lights for Swimming Pools and Spas IntelliBrite® 5g Color LED IntelliBrite® automated color-changing pool and spa lights feature LED technology – the wave of the future in e...
by Technology Retail on Jan 20, 2013

Sign Up for the ASES Solar Tour. Free Solar Thermal Tour Marketing Plan Included

The solar thermal industry is notoriously treated as “the other solar” in the United States, despite it being widely used and appreciated in other parts of the world.  The ASES National Solar Tour is not only an opportunity to educate home owner...
by Free Hot Water on Aug 23, 2012

Invitation to Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando

SPI is always a great time to discuss solar hot water industry trends, as well as the solar thermal design engineering challenges of your upcoming projects. Chief solar thermal engineer Galy Moyal and COO Paul Burrowes will be on hand to discuss sola...
by Free Hot Water on Aug 17, 2012

CPUC Increases California’s CSI Thermal Rebate by 45% for Residents, 13.33% for Commercial

We’ve just learned that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has voted to increase the California Solar Initiative’s Thermal Rebate (CSI Thermal) rebate program for both residential and commercial customers. The residential rebate wi...
by Free Hot Water on Aug 8, 2012

Spain And The United States Dominate Market Solar Thermal System

Spain and the United States have become the dominant countries in the use of solar thermal systems, thanks to the continued surge in fossil fuels and support policies for renewable energy exploitation. So says GBI Research in the report “The ma...
by Solar Energy Blog on Aug 6, 2012

A Brief Overview of Solar Metering Requirements for California’s CSI Thermal Program

California’s CSI Thermal rebate for commercial applications may be generous, but the three program administrators aren’t just writing checks for people to go solar thermal. Like any state incentive, there are specific requirements, and one of the...
by Free Hot Water on Aug 1, 2012

Eneref Initiative Is Getting More Solar Thermal into the Media

Solar thermal advocacy organization, Eneref Institute, has begun to compile solar thermal case studies that are finding their way into the trade publications that serve various solar thermal applications. When it comes to media attention, solar therm...
by Free Hot Water on Jul 26, 2012

The CSI Thermal Program: Cloudy with a Growing Chance of Solar Hot Water

Despite a huge pot of incentive dollars available for commercial and residential solar hot water, California’s entire CSI Thermal program remains in its earliest (and richest) step one phase for both residential and commercial property owners. Alth...
by Free Hot Water on Jul 20, 2012

Oorah! Will the U.S. Military Go for Solar Thermal?

by Free Hot Water on Jun 21, 2012

Free Hot Water Invitation to Intersolar 2012 in San Francisco

Going to Intersolar 2012 in San Francisco? We’ll be there too, and Free Hot Water invites you to visit us at Booth 7922. It all starts at the Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco, July 9-12. Chief solar thermal engineer and foun...
by Free Hot Water on Jun 13, 2012

The Free Hot Water Blog’s Word Cloud Revealed

If you’ve ever doubted that we talk about solar thermal energy and solar hot water here on the Free Hot Water blog, here’s visual evidence that we’re very serious and persistent about having a serious interactive conversation about...
by Free Hot Water on Jun 8, 2012


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