1. Key Takeaways From SunPower’s First Quarter

    SunPower published a stronger than expected set of Q1 2018 results on Tuesday, driven by strength in its commercial and residential solar operations, although this was partially offset by some headwinds in the power plant space. Below, we provide some of the key takeaways from the company’s results and what lies ahead for SunPower. Distributed Business Drives Results SunPower continued to perfor…Read More

  2. Itron Collaborates with Sonnen to Add Battery Storage to its Distributed Energy Management and Demand Response Solutions

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and Sonnen, the global market leader in intelligent residential energy storage, have completed product integration of the SonnenBatterie eco with Itron's IntelliSOURCE® Enterprise™ demand response management syst…Read More

  3. One Oil Major Is Taking Energy Storage Very Seriously

    Total is making some big moves in energy storage and could be angling to enter everything from utility-scale storage to electric vehicles. Travis Hoium Mar 22, 2018 at 7:34AM French oil giant Total (NYSE:TOT) may not be the first company you think of when renewable energy comes up, but it should be near the top of the list. The company owns a controlling stake in solar manufacturer SunPower (…Read More

  4. Solar Water Heating

    Many of us have a complicated relationship with hot water. When the first caveman discovered fire he probably built a hot tub within the first week. We love having hot water on demand in our homes, in fact it is often considered a basic human right. While on-demand hot water may not necessarily be a legitimate human right like cable TV or WiFi, hot water is pretty important to making our lives com…Read More

  5. Gear Up For The Best Summer Ever

    Winter is almost over. Ok, well we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel of what has been an epic weather year for Sarasota. Thanks to the bomb cyclone that threw an almost unprecedented amount of frigid air at us from somewhere around the north pole. But take heart fellow Floridians, the temps are rising and it is time to get back in the pool. The bell curve of average temperature is…Read More

  6. Solar for Personal Use

    It seems that everywhere you turn these days, the solar revolution is touching different aspects of our lives. At Mirasol Fafco, we are noticing this new trend simply because we have been Sarasota’s number one solar dealer for over 40 years. We have watched the technology grow and adapt to different uses. We introduced solar pool heating, and provided the suncoast a viable way to heat their swim…Read More

  7. The Power Plant Of The Future Is Here.

    It's In Your Home World Economic Forum- Nov. 14, 2017 By Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy. Individuals with home solar have become more independent and can avoid potential increases in…Read More

  8. Sustainability

    In this day and age, humans have begun to realize that the resources we depend on everyday are in danger of running out. We have all heard the argument that the oil reserves are in dire straits and are projected to run out in the present century. In fact there are estimates that, at the current consumption rate all of the oil on earth will be depleted in 53 years. It is crazy to think about, parti…Read More

  9. Friday Fun With The Sun

    At Mirasol Fafco Solar we depend on the sun for our livelihood. As earthlings, we tend to take the sun for granted. We are pretty sure we know exactly what the sun does; we know it is shiny, we know it makes plants grow through photosynthesis and we know that if you stay outside for too long you will burn your skin. We believe the sun is the most useful of celestial bodies, I mean, Alpha Centauri …Read More

  10. Getting Off The Grid

    As far a renewable energy is concerned, there are a very limited number of options available. The electric revolution is just beginning to show promise in the automotive industry and that is due to drastic advancements in battery storage capability, which we discussed in our previous blog. As far as your home is concerned, the options are somewhat limited to solar, unless of course you live in an …Read More