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Solar electric prices dropping

06/27/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We were very happy to have Andy Black with ON Grid Solar, a solar electric information business that produces software for the solar industry. Also a good friend of the Sustainable Living program joined us: John Gambil with Hot Wire Enterprises, a solar company in Tarpon Springs.

The focus of the program was that solar electric systems continue to get cheaper. Andy felt like this will continue for a while longer; the main reason being t...

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Big power companies putting smaller solar companies out of business? And media monopolies blocking fair debate in US?

03/31/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up today an interview with Scott McIntyre, CEO of Solar Energy Management, a small solar company in St. Petersburg. He says legislation moving through Tallahassee will give giant utility companies an edge over small businesses such as his.

And later, what impact is media consolidation having on political discourse, elections, public safety and honest reporting? All thos...

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Florida House panel advances renewable energy bill listen

03/29/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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You’ve heard it many times before – Florida is the Sunshine State, so why doesn’t it the nation lead in solar power? Today the state House energy and utility subcommittee tackled that very question by passing a bill encouraging the state’s major utilities to invest in renewable energy. Pensacola Representative Clay Ford is the bill’s Republican sponsor.

"If you want to have a clean state that you can breathe the air and you can drink the water, you've got to get to renewables. T...

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The latest in clean energy

02/24/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll hear from Dr. Yogi Goswami who is co-director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa. We'll talk about the latest advances in solar energy, feed-in tariffs, fuel cells, biodiesel, rail transit and the true costs of oil. He'll be speaking this Saturday at a renewable energy event in Ybor City.

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Energy efficient buildings and schools

01/24/11 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today’s program we talked with a couple of the best green contractors in our area. The Learning Gate Charter School in Lutz just received its Platinum LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, and last year installed a 5 KW solar electric grid-tie System.

Charles Girard, the teaching contractor on the project, joined the program with the head of the environmental department, Adam, and two really sharp students attending the school, Demonte and Shelby.

Also joinin...

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Solar Hot Water

11/15/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our first guest on the Sustainable Living Program was Dr. Richard Komp, a solar energy expert visiting the area from Maine. Dr. Komp will be giving a presentation in New Port Richey for the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity on November 18. He’ll be talking about a variety of topics, from solar hot water to building your own solar electric modules, and his travels around the world to help others utilize solar energy.

His web site is www.mainesolar.org.

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Hillsborough County unveils major solar power installation on its Tampa courthouse listen

10/15/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning the Hillsborough County’s Old Main Courthouse building unveiled a solar photovoltaic system that will now power 40% of the building’s energy needs thanks to a federal stimulus grant. Nationwide, 2.7 billion dollars have been set aside for energy efficiency as part of the 2009 Recovery Act. Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner announced that Hil...

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