Tag: energy

This Siesta Key resident turned the sun into a silent money making machine

Aerial photo of Larry's home with solar panels attached to the roof

By Curt Preisser and Larry Stults Special for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Harnessing the power of the sun has its benefits, including owning a silent money machine. Since installing a solar power system in his home, Sarasota County… Read More

Updated FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Workers install rooftop solar panels

Frequently Asked Questions about PACE By Lee Hayes Byron, Sara Kane and Sophia Mondous UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program Oct. 11,… Read More

Workshop to offer unique solutions to create, foster sustainable communities

Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 29, a day-long event to showcase solutions to creating and maintaining healthy, resilient, thriving communities. Under the “Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions” theme,… Read More

EVENT: Energy-savings program to help low-income residents

electric meter

Are you interested in learning how to save energy and water while helping low-income families in our community? Our new Energy Upgrade program will train volunteer “Energy Coaches”  to conduct in-home energy evaluations and offer education and advice… Read More

Electric Vehicles in Sarasota County

Sarasota County has a history of leadership on Electric Vehicles (EVs). Recognizing the myriad potential benefits of EVs, the county has expressed support through resolutions, installation of charging stations and education programs since 2005. The county has invested… Read More