Archive for October, 2006

Florida Solar Energy Center to Host National Solar Tour – Hydrogen Car to be on Display

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

The Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa will offer public tours Friday, Oct. 6, as part of the National Solar Tour sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society.

Tours have been scheduled on the hour from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the University of Central Florida research institute at 1679 Clearlake Road. FSEC is on the Cocoacampus that is shared by UCF and Brevard Community College. (more…)

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FSEC Advises Residents on Energy-Efficient Purchases During Tax-Free Week

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Florida residents can save money on energy-efficient appliances and other products during a tax-free holiday from Oct. 5 to 11, and advice from Florida Solar Energy Center researchers can help residents make purchases that will cut their energy bills.

The sales-tax holiday coincides with Energy Efficient Week and applies to new products with the “Energy Star” label that cost $1,500 or less. Residents will save money long after they receive the tax break because they will use less energy throughout the life of the products.

The Gossamer Wind series ceiling fans, developed at the Florida Solar Energy Center at the University of Central Florida, are among the products that qualify for the tax savings. New refrigerators, washers and programmable thermostats also are eligible. (more…)