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Media, print and online publications covering articles and reports featuring Solar Direct and many of the green technologies offered at The Energy SuperMarket.

Solar Today Article - February 2015
Going Solar in the Sunchine State By Mike Antheil, Executive Director of the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association and the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy.

Venice Gondolier Article - February 2014
Solar Direct - Bringing renewable technology down to earth

Natural Awakenings Article - September 2013
Considering Solar? Act Now!

Paradise News - August 2012
Solar Power - An Investment Whose Time has Arrived

Natural Awakenings Article - March 2012
Solar Direct, Leading the Industry...

BIZ 941 - February 2012
Prepare now for those 2012 solar energy rebates

North River News Online - October 9, 2010
'Solar Celebration' at Bradenton's Homeless Center - October 03, 2010
Perspective from the One Stop Center

7th Space Interactive - October 02, 2010
New solar energy system at one of Florida's largest, most full-service homeless centers to be launched - October 02, 2010
Solar power helps deliver services to needy - June 23, 2010
New law would help homeowners, businesses go green

St. Petersburg Times - June 13, 2009
Experts say 'green' building in Florida will profit with new emphasis on low-cost energy

Bradenton Herald - March 07, 2009
Solar Energy industry starts to shine

Bay News 9 VideoFlorida Matters - Defining "Green" on channel WUSF: What it means to be "Green" in Florida. Also meet Flo Search, a Solar Direct customer who has turned her house into a Solar Home.

Vail Daily - November 16, 2008
100-year old Eagle home goes green - By Katie Drucker

Creative Loafing - April 2nd, 2008
Here Comes the Sun - By Alex Pickett

Highlands Today - January 27th, 2008
Solar Power - By Bill Rogers of Highlands Today

St. Petersburg Times - January 2nd, 2008
Seasonal residents erase power bills for their sizable house, and now they want to raise consciousness

Bay News 9 VideoBay News 9 - January 2nd, 2008
Treasure Island Florida residents reap benefits from Solar Direct™ Solar System Installations. Read Story - Video

Bay News 9 VideoCBS News - September 27, 2007
As part of The Early Show's Clean & Green special segment on CBS-TV, Bill & Mary Weinaug were highlighted for their efforts to reduce their family's carbon footprint. See the video

St. Petersburg Times - April 22, 2007
More solar power to him - on roof
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Listen to Market News First InterviewListen to Market News First's interview featuring Dale Gulden, CEO of Solar Direct, on solar energy. (13MB mp3)

Bradenton Herald - March 15, 2007
Selling the Power of the Sun
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Orlando Sentinel - October 1, 2006
Seeing the light - Like a growing number of homeowners, Pedro Santiago has trimmed his utility bills by harnessing the power of the sun...
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Listen to WMNF Radio ShowWMNF Radio (88.5 FM Tampa) - July 17, 2006
Interview on Rob Lorei's "Sustainability Show" with Dale Gulden, CEO Solar Direct, discussing solar energy & Florida

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Gulf Coast Business Review (PDF) - June 2006
Bright Future - Two Solar Energy equipment

Herald-Tribune - April 2006
Tax incentives mean going green yields green

Maddux Business Report - March 2006
The Perfect (Solar) Storm

Tampa Bay's IMAGO Magazine - February 2006
Here Comes The Sun! Solar Power has never really...

Tampa Bay Business Journal - December 2005
Tax Credit to heat up sales for Solar Direct...

Maddux Business Report - November 2005
The Power of Solar

Sarasota Herald Tribune
- September 2005
Consider Solar Storm-Proofing

Homeowner.Net August 2005
Solar Home Make-Over. Southern States have a virtually limitless and nearly untapped natural resource...

Solar Direct donates to Solar Decathlon Project
Bradenton-based Solar Direct has donated $1,000...

Press Releases

Florida's New Solar Incentives (PDF)
Solar Direct Applauds Florida Governor Jeb Bush and State legislators on Solar Incentives Actions...

16 Tips on doing a Solar Home Make-Over in the Sunshine State

Renewable Energy Access
Solar Direct and TCT Solar have announced AZTECA, first joint solar water heating solution designed for commercial applications...

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (PDF)
Features ProgressivTube solar water heater...

Energy Industry News

Progress Energy files plan to increase energy-efficiency by 50 percent in 10 years

SDG&E Acquires Approval For Renewable Energy Contracts

Oct. 3 2008: Congress sets stage for solar boom
By Todd Woody - CNN

When Opening The Electric Bill Rates Jump in Many States As Utilities Pass On Surges In Costs of Coal, Natural Gas

Hybrid Swimming Pool Heater Act

Governor Bush Unveils 2006 Florida Energy Act 

02-06-2006 Florida Governor proposes energy initiatives... More

Business Briefs & Contract Awards

10-06-2006 Sun-e News: Solar Direct reports record sales energized by Rebates... Read More

10-04-2006 S2 Report:: Solar Direct records record sales... Read More

04-16-2006 Solar Direct gets Hardee Co. School System contract. Read More (PDF)

04-13-2006 Solar Direct wins four contracts to Design Energy-Efficient Pool Heating Solutions. Read More (PDF)

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