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How to Find the Best Florida Solar Contractor

Over the past ten years, The US Solar Institute has been dedicated to training and developing qualified solar energy contractors and installers so recently when someone asked “what should we look for in a solar energy contractor when every website says they are the best”? How does one find the Best Florida Solar Contractor when [...]

Low Cost Solar Installation Services in Florida – Nearing the $1/Watt Mark

  For nearly 60 years, $1/watt solar panel installations have been the holy grail of the renewable energy industry.  The US Department of Energy (not to mention thousands of solar companies around the globe) has invested billions over decades to reach this milestone. Imagine having a 5kW solar-enabled rooftop for only $5,000.  With prices like [...]

Florida Solar Energy Center’s Role in Panel Fraud?

If you’ve been following the ongoing saga about fake Florida solar panels manufactured and sold by Advanced Solar Photonics, Blue Chip Energy, now called Sfinkx – you’re probably as irate as we are.   If you’re not familiar with the scandal, here’s some recommended reading:   Solar Panel Fraud in Florida – What Becomes of [...]

USSolar Institute and Florida Solar One Lead Charge to Clean up Florida’s PV Industry

Florida’s USSolar Institute (USSI) exposes solar panel maker Blue Chip Energy as a fraud in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, sparking a nationwide panel recall from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing, violations citations, and more.   Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 22, 2013 – The year 2012 was a banner year for America’s solar industry, with a [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Blog, Florida Solar, Solar Panel Installations, Solar Panels|0 Comments

Solar Panel Buyers Beware Suntech is Bankrupt and ASP Frauds UL Listing

Company bankruptcies and factory closures are usually of greatest interest to investors and soon-to-be-laid-off employees.  But sometimes the ripple effects extend much further.   In an industry like solar energy where 25-year panel warranties are becoming standard, the future well-being of individual manufacturers can impact ordinary property owners on the other side of the globe. [...]

By | April 1st, 2013|Florida Solar, Solar Panels|0 Comments

Florida Solar One to Conduct Real-World Solar PV Challenge

USSolar Institute to run a 6-month solar PV challenge in which it tests some of the world’s leading panels and inverters under real-world conditions.  Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 20, 2013 – In collaboration with Caribbean and Florida certified PV installer & state licensed contractor, Florida Solar One, USSolar Institute, will conduct a 6-month PV [...]