Visit a SolarNow Project Location During your Next Staycation
September 10, 2018
Whether you’re visiting the beauty of the Sunshine State or you live in Florida and are looking for your next staycation, you’ve come to the right place to find the top destinations and activities to fill your itinerary.
Did you know FPL’s SolarNow projects are located at some of the best attractions across the state? From the northeast to the southwest coast, you’ll be within driving distance to family-friendly destinations that can help you and your travel companions learn about the benefits of solar energy.
So, what are our top recommendations? We’ve put together a list that we think is just the right amount of fun for you and your family. If you’re already a SolarNow program participant you’re in luck because participants have access to exclusive offers and discounts at many of these destinations. Just one more reason to tell your friends about the program or become a member if you’re not already!
From Zoo Miami and the entertaining Frost Science Museum to the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex, Young at Art Museum and everything in between, South Florida has plenty of fun, cost-conscious and eco-friendly activities for all ages.
Guests visiting these attractions can explore a new type of exhibit—solar canopies and our unique solar trees. Solar trees and canopies 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.
And while you’re admiring the solar trees and canopies, don’t forget to participate in our SolarNow Selfie competition for a chance to be featured on our blog! When you post your photo, tag us at @insideFPL on Twitter or @FPLConnect on Facebook and use #FPLSolarNow to enter.
Feeling adventurous? Make it an action-packed day and visit SolarNow project locations throughout South Florida by taking the Brightline, an express intercity higher-speed rail system that is now running between Miami and West Palm Beach.
Florida’s Gulf Coast
If you’re in the southwest Florida region – Naples, Fort Myers and even Sarasota – make sure you stop by the Naples Zoo. This attraction now features a 200-kilowatt solar canopy, generating clean power while showcasing the benefits of renewable energy.
With its innovative design comprised of 600 solar panels, this solar canopy is the largest to-date!
Or perhaps you’d like to stop by the first-ever town in Florida to be fully powered by solar energy? If you’re in the Punta Gorda area, visit the nearby Babcock Ranch, which is powered from the ground up by solar energy. FPL SolarNow trees are a key feature throughout the community, just like our other locations.
In town visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando? Or are you leaving on a cruise from the Space Coast? Take some time to learn about our solar trees at Port Canaveral’s best attractions, the Exploration Tower, a unique building with seven floors of interactive exhibits and observation decks, as well as Jetty Park, an outdoor public park on site.
Our commitment to renewable energy extends far beyond just solar trees in the region. Today, FPL is the largest generator of solar energy in Florida with 14 major solar power plants and numerous other solar installations.
We have plenty more projects that you can check out! We hope you’ll stop by one of these hot spots and take the time to learn about solar energy—so you can be the expert among your friends.
Want to get involved? Every day, we’re forming new partnerships that will expand SolarNow’s reach—and with your help, we can do even more. All you have to do is sign up.
We hope you’ll continue working with us to bring even more solar power to Florida!