January 29, 2019
FPL SolarNow™ Launches at Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has always given visitors the opportunity to see breathtaking innovation up close. Now, the birthplace of American space travel is also home to a solar array through a partnership with Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) SolarNow™ program.
Guests visiting the complex can learn about the future of clean energy at the site’s five state-of-the-art solar trees while they marvel at the past of space exploration.
Why Kennedy Space Center?
There are many factors that played into FPL’s partnership with the Kennedy Space Center, but the most important is both organizations’ commitments to sustainability. As pioneers in innovation, both the Kennedy Space Center and FPL recognize the importance of clean, renewable energy.
“The solar trees are a great way to educate our guests who come from all over the world about solar energy and its benefits,” said Rebecca Shireman, Public Relations & Communications Manager, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
These unique solar installations have been transforming zoos, museums and parks across the state, and now the more than 1.5 million annual visitors who come to the Kennedy Space Center will be able to see clean solar energy generation up close.
Florida’s Solar Coast
Florida’s Space Coast is nationally renowned for its importance in the history of American space travel, and thanks to FPL, it’s quickly turning into Florida’s Solar Coast as well!
In addition to this installation, two of FPL’s universal solar centers, Space Coast and Barefoot Bay, are located just miles from the Kennedy Space Center, generating clean energy for the grid that will help to power tens of thousands of homes. The company also has four additional solar tree locations in Brevard County, at:
Want to explore other SolarNow locations? Check out all of FPL’s solar projects to find one near you.