Tag Archives: solar panels

Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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In The News: Paynes Prairie solar panels producing energy, Jacksonville Mayor’s approval ratings drop, Race wasn’t an issue in Dunn case, Matheson Museum director resigns

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Solar panels on Paynes Prairie now producing power – Solar panels are now up and running in Paynes Prairie at the Prairie View Solar Park. The nine-acre park lined with solar panels is now producing energy. Gainesville.com Jacksonville Mayor Alvin […]

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Alachua County Part Of Grant For Increasing Solar Panel Accessibility

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Alachua County is part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to make solar panels more accessible to residents. The county will use its share of the $1.575 million grant to create a system on its website to help residents obtain solar panel installation permits.

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GRU solar program allows cuts in energy costs, and may even pay you

By on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:29 pm

The price of installing solar panels has decreased significantly, and for those who can afford the initial investment, the savings add up fast. WUFT’s Tondrea Haddly takes a look at the program GRU operates for rebates and solar feed-in tariffs.

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SunSense saves dollars and cents for Florida schools, including UF

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Progress Energy Florida and the SunSense solar energy program awarded UF with a new solar photovoltaic system.

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National Solar Energy Tour comes to Gainesville

By on September 30th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

The city of Gainesville has often been considered a leading city in green technology. This weekend the city will be a stop along the National Solar Energy Tour which will showcase the many energy efficient technologies that are being used […]

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