April 25, 2018
FPL SolarNow™ Brings Solar Arrays to Sunny Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami’s newest addition differs from the typical animal attraction we’ve come to expect—and this time, it’s in partnership with Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) SolarNow™ program.
Now, guests visiting the zoo can explore a new type of exhibit—a solar canopy and four unique solar trees. With 200 solar panels used in total, the installation is the largest FPL SolarNow project in Miami-Dade County.
Zoo Miami joins other key community organizations, such as the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, as a new SolarNow partner. Through the support of dedicated program participants, the FPL SolarNow program is helping to bring even more clean solar energy to local communities throughout Florida.
About the Miami Zoo Solar Installation
It’s true that the artistic, integrated solar trees stand as tall as 24 feet, but they offer so much more than just a shield from the sun’s rays and a spot to eat your Dippin’ Dots.
Solar trees catch the sun’s rays to generate emissions-free energy that is sent directly to the power grid. This is a process that benefits everyone and, in turn, sparks an interest in how solar energy projects work.
In addition, the solar canopy is comprised of 180+ solar panels that create a covered area for special events.
Working Together for Florida’s Future
FPL’s SolarNow program cannot make a cleaner future possible without the help of our committed partners and members. Like many of our collaborators, we share Zoo Miami’s pledge to wildlife and environmental conservation, and these new solar arrays are an ideal new way for guests to learn more about emissions-free power in an interactive format.
Are you familiar with our other locations? Check out our other solar projects to find one near you and help create a better tomorrow.
Every day, we’re expanding FPL’s SolarNow reach—and with your help, we can do even more. All you have to do is sign up if you’re not a member yet.