Solar Home Project Wins Award

July 29, 2003[SolarAccess.com]The Council for Sustainable Florida has named Progress Energy Florida the winner of the 2003 Sustainable Florida Award for companies in the energy industry. The annual awards competition recognizes governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses and universities that have demonstrated a commitment to Florida’s long-term prosperity and overall environmental health. Progress Energy Florida partnered with Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida and Palm Harbor Homes, one of the nation’s largest producers of manufactured homes, to increase the use of low cost solar energy in manufactured housing. The collaboration, known as the Manufactured Housing Photovoltaic Pilot Project, reduced the cost of photovoltaic (PV) system installation and monitored its energy and demand impacts on the Palm Harbor Homes.
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