Florida Solar Installation and Service Solutions
Solar Direct has been Designing, Installing, and Servicing solar products throughout the state of Florida for over 20 years. Our professionals have worked within Florida regulations both city, state and county for years. We understand the challenges of installing and servicing solar equipment in Florida and the challenges that can represent for securing your investment against possible hurricane strength winds, warm humid summers and in many cases, corrosive conditions near our many beaches. The bottom line is we have the experience to help you tap into the power of the sunshine state.
Solar Direct offers professional installation, sales and service for nearly all Solar products ranging including:
- Solar Hot Water
- Solar Electric, Grid Tie and Off Grid, with or without Battery Backups
- Solar Pool Heating for in ground, above ground and spas
- Solar Space Heating and Cooling
- Energy Efficiency Products
- Green products for any project residential and commercial
- Preferred licensed and insured in-house contractors
- Professional installations and services
- One year Contractor Labor Warranty
- Special discounted installation rates
Generating real world engineering solutions for renewable energy projects requires years of real world experience, with hands-on knowledge of several engineering disciplines, all paramount in the design of high functioning systems. Solar Direct's engineering philosophy focuses on the methods needed to solve complex challenges utilizing superior design performance, not simply finding the easiest way out of a client's problem.
Successfully executing a residential customer's complex "dream project" or massive government installations requires not only meeting the overall goals and commitment to each client, but being able to consistently adapt to rapidly changing situations. Even highly accurate one-time planning will never be able to anticipate all of the unforeseen problem-solving needed for smooth installations. Solar Direct has years of experience over a wide scope of applications, coupled with a lean, agile mind-set that can quickly and safely adjust to each problematic challenge encountered which ensures optimum performing projects.
GREEN DESIGN SERVICES
With over 30 years of experience in Alternative Energy and Design Experience, Solar Direct can work with your business, organization, or government to customize a green roadmap to move your operations and events in a green direction.
GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING
Evaluation of your building energy footprint. Strategize and subscribe a plan to minimize the overall energy footprint, saving your organization money in energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and promoting a greener existence. Solar Direct can evaluate your present energy consumption, predict your future energy costs as prices for energy skyrockets, and subscribe solar and other alternative energy solutions to bring your operating costs below your competition's, making you more competitive and profitable. Solar Direct can assist your organization with obtaining deferred tax credits, rebates and initial cost incentives to make your investments in alternative energy resources more affordable.
Turn-Key LEED Solutions
We can provide LEED Workshops, Sustainability Consulting, LEED online support, and Training for understanding and applying the LEED green building rating system. We can help you obtain certification from the United States Green Building Council LEED certification for your building or construction project. This achievement not only saves your organization significant ongoing costs for energy, but also allows your organization to promote your business as a participating energy conscious entity now and into the future.
Consultation & Analysis
Renewable technology is relatively
straight forward in its function, but installation can be complex,
and proper design and setup of the actual mechanisms are
always critical to ensure optimum performance that responds
to customer requirements.
Solar Direct offers pre-engineering consultation for major systems to help eliminate the impediments to performance,
functionality, or installation before costly construction work-arounds are necessary.
Solar Direct also offers post-installation diagnostic analysis of major systems for other parties' low-performing, damaged, or improperly installed products. Highly competent engineers and technicians provide assessment as to why the system design or components are not operating properly or have failed, and explain in writing using simple, easy to understand terms. After an engineering audit of design, materials, manufacturing, maintenance received, and their contribution to low-performance or failure, a common sense evaluation will provide a plan for recovery of performance.
Solar Product Service and Repair
When it comes to the maintenance
or restoration of renewable energy products, customers trust
Solar Direct's seasoned craftsmen. Years of experience
combined with a unique knowledge of alternative technology and equipment assures a consistently high quality of service
and workmanship, plus the cost savings that direct access to
factory parts and supplies affords.
Solar Direct's renewable systems have been designed and installed to require minimal maintenance, but as with any mechanical device, they will require routine and periodic maintenance, plus the repair or replacement of sun, wind, or freeze damaged components. Solar Direct offers preventive maintenance; annual inspections and adjustments; trouble shooting of system malfunctions within the mechanical and electrical components; re-roofing system removal and replacements; photovoltaic array or solar collector, control unit, sensor, valve, vent, and circulation pump replacements; storage tank replacements; roof-mounting penetration and system leak sealing; and general repair services for most solar hot water systems, solar and heat pump pool heating systems, and solar electric power systems.
Whether it's replacing several residential solar pool heating panels, or trouble-shooting a large commercial photovoltaic system, you can count on Solar Direct to complete each project restoration with professional, qualified service.
Solar Direct's service and repair sub-contractor technicians comply with state and local laws regarding licenses, insurance and bonding, plus support representatives can assist you with information regarding warranties, service contracts, and the status of projects. All work is performed not only to industry standards, but is also based on Solar Direct's established set of Company Values, ensuring customer satisfaction.
Service and Repair availability varies in relationship to travel distance required and the scope of project; each project is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Residential Service and Repair will be considered with-in the area of the Southeast United States. Service and Repair for
major projects are available throughout North, Central, and South America, or worldwide when negotiable.
Solar Direct offers energy experts who
will audit eligible projects involving major commercial and industrial applications, providing a comprehensive review of energy usage that allows informed, cost-effective decisions.
Solar Direct will provide certified energy advice, along with specific written recommendations on how to reduce utility costs, manage energy expenses, plus how to benefit utilizing
federal and state incentives if applicable.
Evaluations encompass a review of electrical power, fuel, natural/LP gas usage, and includes an historical consumption analysis, plus identifying cost-effective improvements and
upgrades in building structure efficiency. Other critical factors
include weather, regulatory requirements, improvement of
comfort, health, and safety, and protection of environment.
An estimate of energy consumption is broken down for space heating, water heating, appliances and lighting, providing the client with an accurate snapshot of usage.
Appropriate times to evaluate are before the building of new facilities, during significant structural renovations or major upgrading of high energy use equipment, or following periods of elevated energy costs. If possible, evaluations should be considered well before the design process when budget constraints and future options are being discussed.
Energy usage habits and operating procedure modification, with minimal or no capital investment, can often yield 5% to 15% energy savings. A progressive retrofitting program often results in 15% to 30% savings.
Solar Direct is committed to practicality throughout the energy evaluation; the goal being the development of plans and clear control strategies that are strictly justifiable for specifically defined cost-saving applications.
Florida contractors can team up with Solar Direct by taking
advantage of the green industry's most profitable turnkey
package; the maximum front-line opportunity for the sale of
all renewable energy systems lies with General Contractors,
Engineering Firms, Specifiers, Pool Contractors and Builders,
and Pool Service Professionals!
This package is especially attractive in today's competitive marketplace, can be developed into a lucrative addition to many businesses, supplementing income with nominal effort; minimal project management requirements enable clients to focus on their core business, and the costing, scheduling, and installation services are all managed by Solar Direct. Project specifications can even be tailored to meet specific return on investment requirements.
Prearranged sessions are presented
by Dale Gulden, CEO of Solar Direct. An Industry acclaimed
speaker in the renewable energy trade, Mr. Gulden's relaxed
and engaging conversational style builds enthusiasm and
vision through a high-content, yet consumer-friendly delivery.
During his presentation, Mr. Gulden shares not only detailed and valuable information regarding technologies and products that help consumers save money, save energy, and save the environment, but his views on green business practices, and the tools necessary for today's green living.