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Advanced Solar Training Program – Winter 2017

US Solar Institute Makes 2017’s Last Class Session Official South Florida-Based Advanced and Hands-On Solar Training College Announces Winter Class Dates FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – With the city of South Miami passing a mandate that requires all new and renovated homes to have solar panels on the roof, am advanced solar training program offering proper [...]

Advanced Solar Training Classes – Second Session 2017

US Solar Institute Publishes Summer 2017 Classes Advanced Solar Training School and Real World Training College sets dates for upcoming solar training session FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Advanced Solar Training School and Educational leader, US Solar Institute (USSI), holds multiple training sessions per year. It has just released the latest dates for its upcoming classes. [...]

Florida Solar One Makes Top 500 Solar Contractors

Florida Solar One Makes “Top 500 Solar Contractors” List Second Year in A Row Florida Solar One is a premier solar energy construction company serving the South Florida, Caribbean and Florida Keys markets. The company has been mentioned in Solar Power World’s 2016 list for Top 500 Solar Contractors in the United States for the [...]

Milestone in solar cell efficiency by UNSW engineers

By Wilson da Silva A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% – establishing a new world record for unfocused sunlight and nudging closer to the theoretical limits for such a device. The record was set by Dr Mark Keevers and [...]

FPL rate increase slammed by Miami-Dade politicians

By Alex Daugherty Half of the speakers at Monday night’s Public Service Commission hearing spoke against Florida Power and Light’s rate increase proposal while the other half spoke in favor of their experiences with FPL. Few explicitly said they were happy with potentially paying more for electricity during the nearly four-hour meeting at Miami-Dade County [...]

‘Tesla Solar’ Aiming to Be the Apple Store for Electricity

by Tom Randall Tesla Motors Inc.’s bid to buy the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer has little to do with selling cars. Rather, it’s about solving two of the biggest problems standing in the way of the next solar boom. And perhaps a good deal more. When Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk came out last week with his $2.86 billion [...]

Jupiter has new visitor: a solar-powered spacecraft

by Alicia Chang Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud tops. The final leg of the five-year voyage ended Monday when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft fired its main rocket engine and gracefully slipped into orbit around Jupiter. Mission controllers celebrated [...]

Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

Solar Impulse has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt. It should take the zero-fuel aircraft somewhere between 48 and 72 hours, depending on the weather conditions encountered en route. Solar Impulse is now in the home straight of its bid to circumnavigate the globe. After [...]

Choosing Among Florida Solar Contractors

Over the past ten years, The US Solar Institute has been dedicated to training and developing qualified solar energy contractors and installers and, recently, when someone asked “what's the best way of choosing among Florida solar contractors when they all claim to be the best"? We were asked, how does one find the Best Florida Solar Contractor?  [...]

US Solar Ranked Fastest Growing Florida Energy Company

US Solar Institute (USSI) has made the 2015 Inc. 5000 List at #30 in the Top Energy Companies category and #1,245 overall. What is more notable is US Solar Ranked #1 Fastest Growing Florida Energy Company that is privately held. Inc. Magazine’s 5000 is an annual list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the [...]