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March 30, 2018

‘Solar trees’ being planted in Palm Coast

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL – A trio of “solar trees” is being installed in Central Park at Town Center, and solar canopies are planned over some parking areas at the Palm Coast Community Center and Holland Park, a city spokesperson said Thursday. The city was chosen as a site for the solar trees and canopies as […]

February 22, 2018

Solar trees coming to Englewood park could energize your life

WINK News – They’re not your typical trees but they’re sprouting up in Southwest Florida and the solar trees are collecting energy at parks in Englewood. Crews are planting trees at Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood but they don’t have a green thumb – these trees are a little more high tech. The solar trees […]

December 11, 2017

Naples Zoo adds solar panels to parking lot

NBC2 –A huge new structure at the Naples Zoo does more than shade the zoo parking lot — it could bring your monthly energy bill down. FPL is adding 666 solar panels to the zoo’s parking lot. That’s enough solar energy to power an elementary school for an entire year. “I think they’re a great idea. […]

October 11, 2017

Ocean Ridge approves solar canopies for Oceanfront Park

THE COASTAL STAR – Those rusted and ragged shade sails lining the parking lot at Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park are soon to give way to aluminum solar canopies as part of Florida Power & Light’s growing campaign to promote clean energy across the state. “The sails have been a nightmare problem for us,” Jeff Livergood, […]

September 6, 2017

Solar power generation takes center stage at Babcock Ranch

FLORIDA WEEKLY – Recent additions to Founder’s Square at Babcock Ranch shine a spotlight on the new town’s commitment to solar energy. Solar panels installed on commercial rooftops, electric vehicle charging stations and five “solar trees” installed within the initial downtown district help position this charming new hometown on the cutting edge…

July 13, 2017

‘Solar trees’ sprout across Florida in push to promote solar energy

SUN-SENTINEL – Florida Power & Light is planting large devices across Florida that look like trees and harness the power of the sun to create electricity. The utility has begun installing these 24-foot-tall, solar-powered “trees” to bring attention to the use of solar energy.

July 13, 2017

New solar trees at Fort Mellon Park turn sun’s rays into power

ORLANDO SENTINEL – Sanford’s Fort Mellon Park soon will have new “trees” that use the sun’s rays to produce electricity instead of oxygen as part of a program by Florida Power & Light to boost solar energy. The three solar trees — which look more like curved structures from a sci-fi movie than vegetation…

March 12, 2017

North Port embraces FPL SolarNow program

HERALD TRIBUNE – Florida Power & Light SolarNow lift trees, shown here at the Manatee Lagoon Center in West Palm Beach, are 24-feet tall and create 200 square feet of shade.

March 9, 2017

FPL to install ‘solar trees’ on Space Coast

WOFL FOX 35 – Florida Power & Light is pushing solar initiatives throughout the state. FPL just announced eight new solar plants expected to power more than a 100,000 customers…