Sanibel Island is known for sun, shells, lots of conservation property, bobcats and alligators. A group of interested citizens are now working to make it known for something else - being leaders in the uses of renewable resources.
I am chairing Sanibel Alliance for Renewable Resources (S.A.R.R.) and hoping that as many Sanibel residents and interested parties will join us as possible. This make sense not only for the environment but also for the value of our property and the island. It is totally in keeping with what makes the island special.
The first initiative of the group is to educate and encourage the use of Solar Hot Water heating systems. We feel that with all the sun energy available for free - this makes sense for the island. Providers of these systems, including Advance Solar - are working with us to make this as affordable as possible, likely under $2,000 per system! There are State grants and Federal Tax Credits available at this time to help the equation. If you would like more information about the Alliance or would like to join us, please visit www.sanibelenergy.com
. To see our press release see Page 5 of the Island Sun