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Green Party Energy Roundtable with US Solar

We had the opportunity to represent solar in a televised discussion about energy choices here in Florida. The roundtable was hosted by the Green Party of Hernando County, in Tampa. Here's the video! #flsolarchoice

The Burden – Solar For National Security

The Burden, a ground-breaking documentary about our military’s deadly dependence on oil and aiming for solar national security, is set to premiere Friday, March 27th, in Washington DC at the Environmental Film Festival. US Solar is proud to be a producer of the film as well as a part of the alternative energy solution to [...]

Dear Solar, Happy Valentines Day

Valentine’s day is this weekend so we decided to write a valentine to SOLAR ENERGY, because we love it so much. Here it is, and pardon any romantic mush, it is a VALENTINE after all! Dear Solar, Happy Valentine’s Day! There are many reasons we love you, but we limited ourselves to 4 reasons for this [...]

USSI Enters Fifth Year of Service as a VA Benefits Approved Military Solar Training College

2015 represents the fifth consecutive year that US Solar Institute (USSI) has been serving and training active, transitioning, and veterans of the US military branches. They are proud to remain the ONLY licensed and dedicated military solar training college that is approved to accept ALL forms of Veteran’s Administration benefits. The five year anniversary of [...]

US Solar Institute Educational Sponsor of Green Planet Festival

Fort Lauderdale, FL US Solar Institute (USSI) is excited to announce that they are the educational sponsor of the upcoming Green Planet Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The festival will bring together over 60 local and national “green” companies and over 5,000 attendees are expected. It is a day of sustainability and green living and [...]

Go Solar in Florida

More than ever before, the people of Florida want to go solar. According to a recent poll, 74% of Florida voters support pro-solar changes the current state laws, specifically laws that currently limit access to solar power. The Florida Solar Ballot Initiative is a coordinated attempt to remove the barriers that are limiting Floridians from [...]

It’s a Solar Super Bowl!

It’s Super Bowl Weekend! That means a few things…. Multi-million dollar commercials, debate about deflated balls, large portions of chip dip, and football-shaped everything. There’s also a football game at some point. Oh, and solar! Don’t forget about solar! A welcome change to the expected Super Bowl weekend dialogue this year has been a story [...]

Florida Wants to Go Solar – WHERE ARE THE WORKERS?

Construction in Florida is up 47% in 2014 according to labor forecasts released recently. 95% of the contractors surveyed said that they plan to hire in 2015 but surveys also report finding talent has become a large obstruction to continued growth. Reports show that the growth will continue in the retail, hotel and warehouse industries. [...]

Florida Solar Initiative Brings Access to Solar Power

Thousands of people around Florida are working together bring solar to the people of the sunshine state. The Florida Solar Initiative Ballot is an organized effort to allow third party sale of solar power and is a direct challenge against the large utility companies in Florida. US Solar Institute is proud to support this effort [...]

First Hands-On Solar Training Course of 2015

US Solar Institute is excited to announce the first class of 2015, taking place at their Florida training headquarters the week of February 16. After a successful academic year of 2014, the USSI team will be starting 2015 off with PV 201, a week of hands-on solar training. PV 201 is “Introduction to PV Design [...]