Although many people think that our research is targeted only at solutions for tomorrow, much of what we do creates technologies for today. This section explores some of the alternative energy technologies ready for use right now.
Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a fact of life. When the power goes out, don't be left in the dark.
Almost half of Florida's energy use goes into buildings. See what kinds of solutions are available to reduce the amount of energy your home or business uses.
Important notification regarding photovoltaic (solar) panels sold under the trade name Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP) on behalf of Bluechip Energy LLCOn February 13, 2013, the Florida Solar Energy Center revoked its module registration of ASP modules, having discovered that documentation asserting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing was not substantiated by UL. (more on this story)
The energy carrier that is generating a lot of buzz. This section presents consumer information about this upcoming technology.
The sun gives us free deliveries of energy every day. Installing solar panels on your home can greatly reduce your electricity bill and help make your home sustainable.
|Florida Energy Incentives
Applications for rebates and tax credits for new solar equipment are available.
|Solar Hot Water
You can save money by using the sun to heat the water you use in your home or your swimming pool or spa.
| Federal Incentives for Energy
Tax credits, loan programs, and other federal incentives are available now.
Rising gas prices are putting a crimp in everyone’s budget. Read about some energy-saving technologies and techniques that can save you money at the pump.
The Gossamer Wind is saving customers $40 million annually in energy costs.
|12 Simple Steps to Energy Efficiency
Discover how easy it is to save energy with these 12 steps.
|Solar Resource Calculator
Finds the available solar resource for any latitude - longitude location in Florida.
|Solar Hot Water Calculator
Find out the energy, cost and environmental savings potential of Fla. solar hot water systems.
|Find a Florida Home Energy Rater
Need to find a certified building energy rater? The hunt is over.
|Home Energy Ratings
You probably know the mpg for your car; do you know how much energy your home is consuming?
If you're thinking about buying a home, read this energy efficiency brochure, [Adobe PDF, 403kb]
Find solar energy manufacturers, distributors, contractors, retailers and consultants in Florida here.
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