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Solar by Harrimans Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List

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Harrimans, Inc. renews its Accreditation with Better Business Bureau

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Harrimans Solar Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor in Venice, Florida

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Bradenton Herald Article: "Proposed Florida amendments would set solar energy policy"

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Top Solar Rooftop Contractors - Solar Power World Magazine

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Top Solar Rooftop Contractors 2016



ROTONDA WEST, FL -- March 29, 2016 -- Harrimans customer Fred Burrell interviewed live by ABC7 New about his Outrageously low power bills!

St Annes of Grace Church-34.6 Kw Grid Tied Solar Electric System-Seminole Florida

Photovoltaic system installation

SEMINOLE, FL July 24, 2014 – Harrimans Inc. Solar Energy Systems was recently awarded a 34.6 kW solar electric system for St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church.  The church elders at St. Anne’s researched solar contractors in the area for their installation.  “Several things stood out to us,” says Elizabeth Walker, church elder, “We were impressed by Harrimans’ experience with other non-profit organizations and that they were state certified electrical and solar contractors. Their track record speaks for itself.”

The 34.6 kW photovoltaic system was designed to supply solar power electricity to both the church and its adjacent Parrish Hall and features (126) SolarWorld SW275 Sunmodule panels coupled with Enphase micro-inverters and individual data monitoring of each solar panel’s real time production. “Having Enphase’s Enlighten data monitoring feature ensures that the church achieves maximum energy production,” says Randy Lee, project Installation Manager.

The solar panel system will supply a majority of the church and parish hall buildings electricity on a yearly basis with clean, Free Solar Energy as well as provide a Carbon Offset equivalent to 1,260 Trees Yearly. We are thrilled to be a part of St Annes decision to Go Solar.We are See more Churches and Non Profits looking to Solar not only to Save Money on their Electric Bill ,but to lead by example.”  Tom Harriman, President of Harrimans Solar quoted.

Top 250 Solar Contractors in the Nation Award -Solar Power World Magazine

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Harrimans selected to install Solar Hot Water and Solar Electric for Habitat Homes

Solar habitat for humanity home

Cheryl and Terry have been living in the home they purchased from Manatee County Habitat for Humanity since July, 2012, and appreciate the low cost of living – especially the tremendous savings they are finding in their electric bill.  In addition, Cheryl and Terry will tell you how secure they feel in their home and that they appreciate how quiet their home is as compared to the rental houses they lived in before.  They say the temperature of their home is always comfortable.  Thanks to features such as added insulation values, high quality windows, an efficient air conditioning system, solar water heating, and the solar panels, Terry and Cheryl are enjoying the many benefits of their green home.

Cheryl and Terry helped build their Habitat home and know firsthand about the insulated walls that have solid concrete poured into them that adds to their comfort and protects against hurricanes.  Terry says, “We have a home that not many people get to have.  Most people don’t understand how much this home helps our family save money, live healthier, and be protected.”

Residential photovoltaic installation

Terry has taken the time to educate himself on the many green features of their home and takes great pride in the efficiency of their habitat home.  He reads the water temperature monitor and notes that the temperature is consistently between 110-120 degrees.  Terry says they haven’t had any water pressure problems and there is plenty of hot water.  He enjoys checking the solar panel output on his computer and says he likes to watch in the morning as the sun is coming up and the electrical readings increase.  Terry says “I show it to everyone who visits.  I can see how much electricity is being produced each month.  It is like watching us save money.”

Terry and Cheryl and granddaughter Bailey especially enjoy the big front porch for sitting and the feeling that it makes the house seem bigger.  The family says there is always a breeze because it is open on three sides.  The house also has a great open floor plan with minimal hallways.  They find, with ceiling fans running, they can set the thermostat to 82 degrees and feel very comfortable.  Terry says “people don’t believe it is set at 82 degrees when they are visiting, they think it is in the low 70’s.”

This family takes great pride in their Habitat home.  “I show it to everyone I can” says Terry, “Anytime someone has come to do work, deliver packages, or stops in front of the house because they see the solar panels, I ask them if they want to see more.  I tell people about watching my water temperature as it changes between sunny days and cloudy ones and how I watch the computer program that lets me see the panels start producing in the morning and fall off in the afternoon.  I like to look at the electricity produced at night during a full moon.  We now do our laundry in the morning when we are producing power and not in the afternoon when other people need power.  It is great to see our meter run backwards and know we are saving money.”

Spots to give wheels a jolt - Herald Tribune - Friday, August 17, 2012 (Article)

"Sarasota gets free electric car charging stations" - ABC  Channel 7 News  - Thursday, August 16, 2012 (Article)

See the movie: Revenge Of The Electric Car

Movie cover: Revenge of the Electric Car

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Harrimans Selected For Charging Station Program in Sarasota.

The City of North Port selects Harrimans for Morgan Family Community Center project.

Tom Harriman & Stephen King Talk Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Meadow Park Elementary School goes Solar with the help of Harrimans Inc.

Harrimans Inc. Solar Energy Solutions announces to have been selected by Balfour Beatty Construction to install the Solar Thermal System at Lemon Bay High School.

Harrimans to install Solar Hot Water systems to two locations for Children First.

Harrimans Inc has recently completed the installation of the Solar Photovoltaic Electric system and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS), for the LEED Gold Certified Palm Avenue Parking Garage, being built for the City of Sarasota, in Downtown Sarasota.

Harrimans Inc. Solar Energy Solutions has been approved for participation in the Get Energy Smart Retrofit Program.

Solar home tour spotlights renewable energy - 88.5 WMNF

Tampa Bay homes featured on the national solar tour - St. Petersburg Times

Dept of Enviromental Protection/Division of Recreation and Parks chooses Harrimans to go Solar.

Ringling College of Art and Design goes Solar

Harrimans selected as one of the Best Green Businesses by biz941 Magazine.

Clark Construction adds Solar Energy to affordable housing expansion.

Leading Solar distribution and manufacturing firm installs Photovoltaic system.

Harrimans works on Habitat for Humanity Project - "Building Green @ Central Ave".

"Sarasota Shines at Climate Summit" - Herald Tribune - Sunday, June 29, 2008 (Article)

"Harrimans Solar Connects Peace River Electric Cooperatives First Solar Power / Photovoltaic System." - SEPA News - 2008-04-11

interview by Harold Bubil,  Real Estate Editor - Herald Tribune - Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 (Article)

"Creative Financing Gives Solar a Boost" - Venice Gondolier - June 1, 2008

"FSEC to Lead Alternative Energy Training Program in Florida"  - Florida Solar Energy Center (Word Doc News Release)

Letter from Governor Crist - 2008-05-23

Tom Harriman tapped as one of the faces of climate change -  Florida Trend Magazine - The Magazine of Florida Business (PDF Image)

"Holmes Beach home harnesses solar power" - The Islander - 2008-02-13 (PDF Article Part 1, PDF Article Part 2)

"Modular home goes solar for power savings" - Venice Gondolier, Roger Button (PDF Article)

GOVERNOR’S ACTION TEAM ON ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE TO CONVENE IN ORLANDO --Team to develop plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions