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3 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy Debunked [SPONSORED]

3 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy Debunked [SPONSORED] | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Let’s face it,  the idea of a solar installation can be scary. You may be thinking to yourself, “I don’t want to pay some huge amount of money to have
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If you've wondered about the side effects of having Solar Panels installed on your home, no need to worry. Here are 3 common misconceptions about Solar Energy.
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Miramar Weekend Weather Forecast - weather.com

Miramar Weekend Weather Forecast - weather.com | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Plan your weekend with the Friday-Sunday forecast, featuring highs, lows, chance of precipitation, maps and more from weather.com
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It's supposed to be beautiful this weekend. Why not give us a call to help with your home improvements?
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Solar power produced 100% of new energy on U.S. grid in March | SmartPlanet

Solar power produced 100% of new energy on U.S. grid in March | SmartPlanet | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Solar power added twice as much to the grid in the first quarter of 2013 as it did in all of 2012.
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In the light of Earth Day, according to Smart Planet, solar power has accounted for 100 percent of new energy.
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Ways solar panels can save the planet and save you money

Ways solar panels can save the planet and save you money | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
The trend of installing solar panels on homes is heating up, but with systems still so expensive the decision to hop onboard the green energy bandwagon can be a tough one to make.
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Were you second guessing about having solar panels installed in your home? My guess is that you will change your mind after reading this article. And if you do, give Florida Solar & Air a call - they'll make sure you're satisfied.
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Solar power shines in March

Solar power shines in March | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Federal report shows it accounted for all new utility generation that month
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The solar industry might be small, but it's growing. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, gave his take on the immense growth.

“Since 2008, the amount of solar powering U.S. homes, businesses and military bases has grown by more than 600 percent—from 1,100 megawatts to more than 7,700 megawatts today. As FERC’s report suggests, and many analysts predict, solar will grow to be our nation’s largest new source of energy over the next four years.”

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Nanowires with the power to transform solar energy

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Nanowire (n): Nanowires are extremely tiny filaments–in this case able to capture light–with a diameter that measures tens to hundreds of nanometers, where a nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter. These miniscule wires are up to 1000 times smaller than the diameter of human hair, or comparable in diameter to the size of viruses.

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral of Nature Photonics states that when equipped with the right electronic properties, the nanowire becomes a tiny solar cell, transforming sunlight into electric current and collecting more light than the usual flat solar cell–up to 12 times more.

More light = more energy.

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Solar Savings: How would you like a $6.15 electric bill? | firstcoastnews.com

Solar Savings: How would you like a $6.15 electric bill? | firstcoastnews.com | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
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How would you feel if your $1,100 electric bill for a 5000 square foot building suddenly dropped down to $6.15? Well, the folks in Neptune Beach, Fla. are certainly loving it according to Don Ford, city of Neptune Beach Building Official.

If you have a high electric bill and are looking to have some extra cash in your pocket, call Florida Solar & Air today and see what they can do for you!

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Toshiba Enters Solar Power Generation Business With 6.5MW Plans

Toshiba Enters Solar Power Generation Business With 6.5MW Plans | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Toshiba Corp., the Japanese maker of flash-memory chips, elevators and nuclear reactors, will enter the solar power generation business through projects with combined capacity of 6.5 megawatts.
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Despite already supplying equipment to nuclear, thermal, geothermal and solar power plants, Toshiba Corp. becomes the latest to enter the solar power business.

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Energy expo showcases fast-approaching future - Local Business News - Northwest Florida Daily News

Energy expo showcases fast-approaching future - Local Business News - Northwest Florida Daily News | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has stated clean energy is a priority for this term, and that focus was evident at last week’s Power Up Energy Expo.
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Florida Solar & Air are doing the best they can to help make the state of Florida an official "Sunshine State." But at the Energy Expo in the Gulf Coast last week, Pete DeNapoli of SolarWorld USA, the largest solar panel manufacturer in the country, is hoping to see more out of the state of Florida.

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Solar power, white spaces bring 16Mbps broadband to towns without electricity

Solar power, white spaces bring 16Mbps broadband to towns without electricity | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
In Kenya, Microsoft deploys white spaces on cleanest spectrum it's ever seen.
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Believe it or not, but there are places in the world that are without an internet connect. Kenya, for example, isn't even connected to an electric grid. But that was before white spaces came along and provided them with connectivity simply through solar power.

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Choosing the Right Windows

Choosing the Right Windows | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Today's window frame materials offer a variety of benefits including style, energy efficiency, interior livability, low maintenance, and convenience. Here's what's out there now.
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There are a lot of choices to be made when buying new windows. Call the window experts at Florida Solar & Air with any questions about choosing the right windows for your home.

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South Florida Impact Windows | Hurricane Windows Florida | South Florida A/C Repair | Air Conditioning Replacement - Solar and Air

South Florida Impact Windows | Hurricane Windows Florida | South Florida A/C Repair | Air Conditioning Replacement - Solar and Air | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Florida Solar and Air provides innovative and affordable energy efficient solutions in Southern Florida.
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The team at Florida Solar and Air serves Southern Florida with energy saving solutions, making homes more efficient and saving money for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Residents year-round. Call one of our experts on the latest energy efficient technologies for a free consultation today! 

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10 Wacky and Unexpected Things Using Solar Power (Slideshow)

10 Wacky and Unexpected Things Using Solar Power (Slideshow) | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Solar power has lots of potential as an alternative to fossil fuels, but some of the things we use it for make more sense than others: From solar-powered food carts, airplanes, and vending machines to solar-powered dog...
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The limitless potential of solar power has inspired inventors to use the newly harnessed form of energy to power just about everything. From movie theaters and food carts, to air planes and vineyard bottling plants; the power of the sun can provide energy for all things that use power including your home. Call Florida Solar and Air today to learn more about how we can solar power your home!

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Energy efficiency means lower utility bills, less mortgage risk

Energy efficiency means lower utility bills, less mortgage risk | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
The risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for people with energy efficient homes, according to a recent study.
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Give us a call to help lower the costs of your utility bills.
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Al Gore: How Six Trends Will Impact Florida, The World

Al Gore: How Six Trends Will Impact Florida, The World | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Today is Earth Day. And here in low-lying, hurricane prone Florida, the day has special meaning. Sea-level rise is no longer something so incremental that
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Florida Solar & Air is already making an impact in Florida with their providing of energy saving. But Al Gore also has a few ideas that would not only impact Florida, but the world.
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Miami Replacement Windows | Impact Windows Miami | Miami Hurricane Windows | Miami Vinyl Windows | Vinyl Window Replacement

Miami Replacement Windows | Impact Windows Miami | Miami Hurricane Windows | Miami Vinyl Windows | Vinyl Window Replacement | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Solar and Air is your source for Miami replacement windows and replacement windows Miami. If you are looking for Miami vinyl windows or a impact window replacement then look no further than us!
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Are your bills too high? Maybe you should consider giving Florida Solar & Air a call to not only help with your home improvement needs, but to save a few hundred dollars.
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Energy Efficiency Moves to the Head of the Class

Energy Efficiency Moves to the Head of the Class | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Energy efficient schools save on energy costs, improve children’s health and inspire the next generation.
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Homes aren't the only places trying to conserve energy; schools around the nation are, too. Cleaner air and natural light not only benefit schools, but the children, too. Here are a few benefits that come with energy-efficient schools.

"Improved indoor and outdoor air quality, an aid to learning and protection for developing lungs and brains; Increased interest in math and sciences as students observe and participate in how the school conserves energy and water; and accelerated social change. Kids bring what they’ve learned at school home to their families, who begin to conserve energy and water themselves, lowering household utility bills."

The more these kids learn about conserving energy, the more they will bring home to their families, which will result in those families calling companies like Florida Solar & Air to help them lower the cost of some of their bills.

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Miami Replacement Windows | Impact Windows Miami | Miami Hurricane Windows | Miami Vinyl Windows | Vinyl Window Replacement

Miami Replacement Windows | Impact Windows Miami | Miami Hurricane Windows | Miami Vinyl Windows | Vinyl Window Replacement | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Solar and Air is your source for Miami replacement windows and replacement windows Miami. If you are looking for Miami vinyl windows or a impact window replacement then look no further than us!
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Looking to save money on your home? Give Florida Solar & Air a call today for a free estimate! (877) 310-0310

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At Florida Gulf Coast University's solar-powered go-kart race, students combine sun and fun | wtsp.com

At Florida Gulf Coast University's solar-powered go-kart race, students combine sun and fun | wtsp.com | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
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Did you know that Florida Gulf Coast University has a solar field on campus? Well, Naples High junior Jon Baker helped build a solar-powered go-kart. Since solar power is powered by the sun, Baker's go-kart can run for an infinite amount of time; but when the sun goes down, he said the kart can run for about two hours before dying out.

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Owners of energy-efficient homes less likely to default on loans

Owners of energy-efficient homes less likely to default on loans | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - If you buy or own an energy-efficient house, does this make you less likely to default on your mortgage? Is there a connection between the monthly savings on utility costs and the...
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A recent study from the University of North Carolina stated that mortgages on homes with Energy Star certifications were less likely to default by 32% compared to loans on homes with no energy-efficiency improvements.

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Toshiba Enters Solar Power Generation Business With 6.5MW Plans

Toshiba Enters Solar Power Generation Business With 6.5MW Plans | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Toshiba Corp., the Japanese maker of flash-memory chips, elevators and nuclear reactors, will enter the solar power generation business through projects with combined capacity of 6.5 megawatts.
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Despite already supplying equipment to nuclear, thermal, geothermal and solar power plants, Toshiba Corp. becomes the latest to enter the solar power business.

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Japan's Solar FIT Taking It To The Top | EarthTechling

Japan's Solar FIT Taking It To The Top | EarthTechling | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
As expected, a generous feed-in tariff is pumping up Japan's solar market. Is it sustainable?
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Will Japan overtake the Germand and the U.S. as the solar power hot spot?

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5 Day Weather Forecast for Miami - weather.com

5 Day Weather Forecast for Miami - weather.com | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Rain or shine? Be prepared with the most accurate 5 day forecast, complete with highs, lows, chance of precipitation and more from weather.com
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Plenty of sun in the Miami forecast this week! Harness the power of the sun with Solar Products from Florida Solar & Air, convert sunlight to energy with simple and affordable solar panels.

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tapping-the-suns-energy-environment-infographic

tapping-the-suns-energy-environment-infographic | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
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Ever wonder how solar panels produce energy? Check out this diagram for a simple explanation from the U.S. Department of Energy

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Florida Solar & Air : Air Conditioning : Cooling 101

Florida Solar & Air : Air Conditioning : Cooling 101 | Solar and Air | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Florida Solar & Air provides innovative and affordable energy efficient solutions in Southern Florida.
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The hot summer months are just around the corner. Spring is the perfect time to make sure your home central air conditioner is prepped and ready to go. Call an air conditioning professional at Florida Solar & Air if you’re not sure what to look for, we’d be happy to check it out for you! Make sure your home is comfortable and cool this summer, call Florida Solar & Air today. 

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