Energy

Florida Power & Light Plans to Build World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery System

The system will be charged by an existing solar power plant in Manatee County.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Energy

Solar Installer Earns Energy Credentials

Eugene Wittman of Brilliant Harvest recently became a photovoltaic associate.

03/12/2019 By Staff

Construction

New Cortez Development to Be 'Carbon-Free'

Los Angeles' Sonnen is partnering with Sarasota's Pearl Homes to build a network of homes in Cortez that will be carbon-neutral.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Babcock Ranch Records 215 Home Sales So Far This Year

The new solar-powered planned community is located south of Sarasota, near Fort Myers.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Energy

New Girls Inc. Solar Initiative Launches

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation on Monday celebrated the launch of its new solar energy initiative at Girls Inc.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Energy

Trump Approves New Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

The move is intended to help domestic solar manufacturing companies, but The Solar Energy Industries Association criticized the tariff.

01/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Babcock Ranch Developer Picks New Marketing and Sales Exec

Kitson & Partners recently hired Laura Johnston Keller.

01/19/2018 By staff

Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

Energy

Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By staff

Energy

College Installs New Solar Array

The local contractor Brilliant Harvest recently completed installation of a solar photovoltaic array on the New College of Florida campus.

08/11/2017 By staff

Energy

Solar Contractor Elected to Board of State Industry Group

Bill Johnson, the president of the Sarasota solar contracting company Brilliant Harvest, was recently elected to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors.

07/28/2017 By staff

Environment

Neighborhood to Begin Using Solar Power to Heat Pool

Bradenton’s Mirabella, a 55-and-older neighborhood, is planning to install a solar power system to its community center, spa and swimming pool.

07/10/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff

Energy

Solar Power Basics Explained Wednesday

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County is leading a class on the basics of solar energy for Florida homeowners.

05/12/2017 By staff

Environment

Solar Power Co-Op Hosts Public Information Event Feb. 24

A group of Sarasota homeowners last month announced the formation of a new Sarasota solar power co-op.

02/08/2017 By staff

Energy

New Solar Power Co-Op Launches

A number of Sarasota homeowners are forming a new solar power co-op, with members using group buying power to receive a discounted price on solar panels.

12/30/2016 By staff

Energy

Solar Company Founder Earns Rare Certification

Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest recently earned his certification as a solar photovoltaic installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

05/24/2016 Research by staff