January 30, 2020
SolarNow Shines Brightly in 2019 With More on the Horizon in 2020
The start of a new year is an exciting time of new beginnings, aspirations and possibilities, but it’s also a time to reflect on all the special things that made the previous year a great one. 2019 was a year of growth for the FPL SolarNow program, with new solar arrays brought online at 13 locations in six different counties across the state of Florida. Read on for the highlights and milestones of the year that was as we ramp up for another year of shining growth!
The 100th Tree Takes Root
Welcoming riders to the Brightline West Palm Beach station, SolarNow’s 100th solar tree came online this year. Standing 24 feet tall and providing nearly 200 square feet of shade, the distinctive solar trees call dozens of Florida communities home and serve as a valuable educational tool for the power of solar energy. They also generate clean energy for the grid and even provide mobile phone charging stations for members of the community. Including the now more than 100 solar trees in the program, SolarNow has completed a total of more than 200 solar arrays.
Welcome to Miami
In the program’s largest partnership yet, SolarNow announced new solar arrays at 11 locations in the City of Miami, taking solar energy to the next level in the 305. Four of the installations are already open and generating energy at Coral Gate Park, Charles Hadley Park, Gibson Park and West End Park, with seven more to come in 2020!
Be Our Guest
SolarNow participants are a special group of people funding the future of energy in Florida. As a thank you to them, SolarNow and our partners hosted dozens of free events throughout 2019, including celebrations at popular institutions like Brightline West Palm Beach and Zoo Miami. Check out the video below to see how we celebrated and visit our Events page to see what’s coming up in 2020!
First in Flight
SolarNow planted its flag at an airport for the first time, planting three solar trees and a solar canopy to greet guests before they take to the sky at Palm Beach International Airport. Launching more than 200 daily non-stop flights to destinations across the United States, PBI will now also show travelers the power of solar energy.
See the whole list!
Those were just the highlights, and the full list of SolarNow arrays is available on the Locations page. For more on the SolarNow’s bright year, check out each of the arrays that opened in 2019:
- Laishley Park
- Sebastian Riverview Park
- North Collier Regional Park
- Palm Beach International Airport
- Coral Gate Park
- Charles Hadley Park
- Brightline West Palm Beach
- Zoo Miami
- Coconut Creek Recreation Center
- Gibson Park
- Tradewinds Park
- West End Park
- B. Smith Park