Our Solar Product History
Innovator in solar energy products and swimming pool heaters since 1977
Mirasol FAFCO Solar carries on the tradition of providing energy efficient products for the home. With business was originally started by George W. Egglefield in 1959 with the creation of Southern Insulation Co. For over 40 years Southern Insulation provided energy saving alternatives for Sarasota, Charlotte, and Manatee counties. In 1977 Southern Insulation created a Solar Water Heating division, which soon after became known as Mirasol. Scott Egglefield was among the first in the state of Florida to receive the Residential Solar Contractor license in 1980 shortly followed by a state certified plumbing contractor license which enabled Mirasol to be licences to install water heaters, swimming pool heat pumps, and gas heaters.
In 1987 Mirasol was approached by FAFCO, the leading manufacturer of solar pool heating panels, and became their exclusive distributor for a five county area. In 2006, Mirasol obtained the state solar contractor license which enabled them to begin installing Photovoltaic (solar electric) systems.
Today, Mirasol FAFCO Solar has over 13,000 solar product customers, and spans three generations of Egglefield’s with Damon Egglefield as the latest addition. Mirasol FAFCO Solar, among our popular solar energy products also now offers additional products and swimming pool accessories to make life easier, such as pool and spa automation, natural purifiers for pools, solar water heaters, pool cleaners, heat pump pool heaters and gas pool heaters. Our installation, service and sales departments are all very knowledgeable and experienced in the solar energy industry.
Our success is a collaborative effort from every single employee of Mirasol FAFCO Solar.We pride ourselves on our dedication to providing and installing quality solar products that are both environmentally and economically friendly, as well as being a knowledgeable group of professionals who believe that their products make a difference in people’s lives and on the planet.