Students see solar energy in action
Schools across Florida are using our state’s sunshine to help power classrooms and teach kids about clean energy. Through FPL’s Solar Pilot Program, nearly 100 schools and other educational facilities will be getting special solar-panel displays by the end of 2014. While installing solar panels can be out of reach for many Floridians, these facilities are receiving the technology at no charge through FPL’s solar education program.
Here at FPL, we’re in a unique position to help educate people, especially our youngest generations about energy, an important issue for their future. One way we’re doing this is by continuing to install solar-power systems, which serve as working demonstrations with real-time energy monitoring, at schools and science centers throughout Florida. In addition, each school participating in the program receives specialized training for teachers and educational materials at no cost to the district.
We’re thrilled to report that about 90 schools and five science centers in 23 counties have been confirmed to participate in the program. Depending on where you live, it’s likely that a school or science center near you is either using solar now or will be very soon.
FPL solar education installations are slated for the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Columbia, Desoto, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Putnam, St. Johns and St. Lucie.
Helping to bring solar to these counties is a part of our ongoing commitment to partnering with communities to change Florida’s energy today to create a better tomorrow. Learn more about how we’re changing the current.
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