Archive for May, 2005

Florida Solar Energy Center Hosts EPEC Awards

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Exemplary Projects in Energy and Conservation (EPEC) Awards were presented to 21 Brevard County students at a reception and exhibit at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) on Tuesday, May 10.

The projects receiving EPEC Awards were selected by judges from FSEC, the Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition and the National Energy Foundation at the regional science fairs held in February and April. (more…)

Florida Solar Energy Center Offers Free Renewable Energy Workshops for Farmers, Ranchers and Rural Small Businesses

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

To help increase the number of Florida agricultural businesses that apply for nearly $30 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants for farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses with renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) will conduct workshops in Tallahassee (May 18) and Stuart (May 23). Since only a few Florida farmers or ranchers are taking advantage of these opportunities, FSEC received a grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Million Solar Roofs Program to develop and administer these workshops to Florida’s rural and agricultural communities. (more…)

FSEC Looking for Vacant Homes to Study Ways to Control Relative Humidity and Avoid Mold in Seasonal-Resident Homes

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is looking for “a few good houses” for their research on relative humidity control in vacant homes. If you’ve got a house located within 60 miles of Cocoa, Florida, and you’d like to make it available for this monitoring project that will help improve the cooling and comfort levels in Florida homes, let us know about it.

The study will be conducted between now and October, and is a Phase II project of ongoing investigations of issues and approaches to relative humidity (RH) control in homes. Financial incentives are available for homes chosen for the study. (more…)