Welcome To The Home of Florida Solar Report
Welcome To The Home of Florida Solar Report a consumer focused home solar publication. The primary objective is to provide readers with the truth about the home solar industry. When an industry is relatively new it is common place for prices to start out very costly and home solar is no different.
The truth is home solar is awesome and in most cases very profitable for the homeowner. Unfortunately it’s also an industry that uses very aggressive sales techniques that has resulted into a bad deal for the customer sometimes. Solar companies hire very aggressive type personalities and they are very good at what they do, selling. You might think the sales rep is a new best friend but the sales rep isn’t selling home solar to make new friends. They may seem friendly but they have been known to exaggerate or even lie to get the sale closed. Florida Solar Report is here to provide the information you need to protect yourself. With the right information any homeowner can have a productive money making home solar system, using the power company’s money to accomplish that.
Welcome To The Home of Florida Solar Report is Your Solar Advocate. Florida Solar Report is a consumer protection site, designed to focus on the homeowners best interest.
Florida Solar Report Is on Your Side
We provide the information about the home solar industry and you decide what’s best for your situation. Our motive is to help guide as many homeowners as possible to go green and help to clean up our precious environment!
I have years of experience in the solar industry doing sales and several different solar companies IT work and have learned the good, the bad and the ugly about the solar industry. Solar is great but the retail side of the industry is holding back the home solar revolution. There’s no excuse why the state of Florida has only 2% of the homes with solar. That’s insane considering we are the Sunshine State!
Read any one of the many articles here and you will quickly learn why so few of the homes in Florida are solar powered? Home solar in Florida has been overpriced!
We are not here to sell you anything but Florida Solar Report has given birth to what I believe is the future of the solar industry, “Your Solar Advocate” consulting firm. We provide the professional guidance you need to basically do your own solar but you don’t need expertise because “Your Solar Advocate” provides that. Want to learn more click on link below….
- Environmental Effects of Solar EnergyThe environmental effects of solar energy are positive with no cons against in 2020. If not for the Corona-virus striking the United States, home solar was ready to sky rocket in popularity. Home solar is profitable for homeowners in 2020… The post Environmental Effects of Solar Energy appeared first on .
- Why Doesn’t Anybody Care About the EnvironmentWhy doesn’t anybody care about the environment is the single greatest question mankind has ever faced. I personally don’t think you will find many people that don’t know we are damaging our planet. Damage is being done on a monumental… The post Why Doesn’t Anybody Care About the Environment appeared first on .
- Solar Is No JokeSolar is no joke, just ask the big oil companies if you don’t believe me. The time has come, and that time is where the cost of clean energy is cheaper than dirty energy. Renewable energy can compete with fossil… The post Solar Is No Joke appeared first on .
- Why Is Solar Better for a New HouseWhy Is solar better for a new house is because everything is in sync. The roof will age simultaneously with the solar system. The appliances and A/C & Heat are more efficient, conserving power consumption. A more efficient home uses… The post Why Is Solar Better for a New House appeared first on .
- The Problem With Solar EnergyThe problem with solar energy is there a few small obstacles to get over and they have nothing to do with performance. The main obstacle is you can’t wear it, drive it, feel it, or taste it. Now of course… The post The Problem With Solar Energy appeared first on .
- Does Solar Add to Home ValueDoes Solar Add to Home Value? Yes, without question solar adds value to a home in 2020 and beyond. It’s free electricity for the buyer without the grief of the purchasing and installation process. Unlike a pool or any other… The post Does Solar Add to Home Value appeared first on .
- Why Renewable Energy Is BetterWhy renewable energy is better is because it’s infinite and clean. The fact that humanity has developed the majority of it’s technology based on the use of fossil fuels is intriguing. Thomas Edison absolutely loved solar and truly believed it… The post Why Renewable Energy Is Better appeared first on .
- Why Solar Now? It’s a Guaranteed Investment!Why Solar Now? It’s a Guaranteed Investment! That’s a bold statement in which we would not support if it wasn’t for one fact, it’s true in 2020. Home solar has reached the most important plateau for a period of accelerated… The post Why Solar Now? It’s a Guaranteed Investment! appeared first on .
- 2 Home Improvements That Pay For ThemselvesThe 2 Home Improvements That Pay For Themselves are Air Conditioning systems and solar systems. Air conditioning system upgrades have a tremendous impact on lowering your power bill and any system 10 years old should be replaced. In many cases,… The post 2 Home Improvements That Pay For Themselves appeared first on .
- Can I Profit From Having Solar Panels? Yes!Can I Profit From Having Solar Panels? Yes! because of the combination of lower-cost equipment with improved efficiency, and lower cost expertise. More efficient solar panels in 2020 have made home solar very profitable for a short or long term… The post Can I Profit From Having Solar Panels? Yes! appeared first on .
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Statistics & Analysis
Gasoline and diesel refining margins that diverged in March have moved closer together
U.S. gasoline and diesel crack spreads diverged sharply in March and April as a result of the mitigation efforts aimed at slowing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but they have moved closer since May. Crack spreads are the difference between the price of crude oil and the wholesale price of a refined petroleum product, and they are used by industry to estimate refining margins.
More than 100 coal-fired plants have been replaced or converted to natural gas since 2011
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 121 U.S. coal-fired power plants were repurposed to burn other types of fuels between 2011 and 2019, 103 of which were converted to or replaced by natural gas-fired plants. At the end of 2010, 316.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired capacity existed in the United States, but by the end of 2019, 49.2 GW of that amount was retired, 14.3 GW had the boiler converted to burn natural gas, and 15.3 GW was replaced with natural gas combined cycle. The decision for plants to switch from coal to natural gas was driven by stricter emission standards, low natural gas prices, and more efficient new natural gas turbine technology.
U.S. crude oil production in May has a record monthly decrease
Production of crude oil decreased in the United States in May 2020 by 1.99 million barrels per day (b/d), the largest monthly decrease since at least January 1980, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Report. This decrease surpassed the previous record drop in September 2008 when Hurricanes Gustav and Ike caused production to fall by 1.03 million b/d. May marks the sixth consecutive monthly decrease in crude oil production and is the third month since the March 2020 declaration of a national emergency concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Illinois is a top energy consumer and producer in the Midwest
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), Illinois had the highest energy consumption in the Midwest and was the third-highest energy producer of any state in the region. In 2018, customers in Illinois consumed 4.0 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy, and 2.6 quadrillion Btu was produced in the state. Total energy production and consumption in Illinois each accounted for nearly 17% of the Midwest's total.
U.S. homes and businesses receive natural gas mostly from local distribution companies
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System, 2,022 natural gas delivery companies delivered natural gas to end-use customers in the United States in 2018. A delivery company is defined as any entity that delivers natural gas directly to end users. In 2018, local distribution companies (LDCs) primarily served homes and businesses, delivering approximately 90%, or 22 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), of end-use natural gas to the residential and commercial sectors. Pipeline companies deliver the highest volume of natural gas to end-use consumers in the United States, predominately to electric power and industrial customers. Natural gas distributers operated by municipalities, referred to here as municipal companies, are the most common type of natural gas distributor in the United States, but they deliver relatively small volumes of end-use natural gas.