FPL to build 8 new Florida solar energy plants, add 2.5M panels by 2018

FPL to build 8 new Florida solar energy plants, add 2.5M panels by 2018

Posted on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co. is doubling down on solar power, announcing Monday a significant expansion of renewable energy production through next year. FPL, currently the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, will build eight new universal solar power plants by early 2018 – boosting its production with more than 2.5 million solar panels.

UCF and ICAMR Capture DOE Award for Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

Posted on: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

A University of Central Florida-led team will receive $1.1 million to develop new manufacturing processes using a specialized tool that will bring the U.S. a step closer to achieving its goal of affordable photovoltaic (solar) energy.

Schneider Electric Unveils NEO Network to Help Corporates ‘Get Smart’ about Renewable Energy

Posted on: Thursday, August 18th, 2016

On Tuesday, Schneider Electric introduced its New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network, an online platform that it hopes will help commercial and industrial companies quickly identify and vet renewable energy and cleantech prospects.

Clean Cities Welcomes New North Florida Coalition

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The Energy Department’s Clean Cities program combines technical expertise from our national laboratories with local expertise from our regional coalitions.

FPL Launches Innovative Energy Storage Project in Conjunction with White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced an innovative new energy storage pilot project in conjunction with today’s White House summit on scaling renewable energy and storage with smart markets. FPL’s project aims to strengthen the electric grid by testing multiple applications of advanced battery technologies under real-life conditions.

Listen Up: Solar Power in the Sunshine State

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

When I first got into solar, Florida seemed to be a natural market. After all, it’s the Sunshine State. In spite of the sun, there is one big problem that was holding back the market: the state of Florida prohibits residents from purchasing electricity from a source other than a utility.

Siemens Will Put $1.1 Billion Into New Startups Unit

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

German industrial group Siemens plans to invest $1.1 billion over the next five years in a new startups unit to help it develop businesses in areas such as artificial intelligence and decentralized electrification.

More U.S. Jobs in Solar Power Than Fossil Fuels

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

For the first time, the number of U.S. jobs in solar energy has overtaken those in oil and natural gas extraction, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In the U.S., solar employment grew 22 per cent, 12 times faster than job creation in the U.S. economy.

PSC Reports Increased Use in Consumer Renewable Energy Systems

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Consumer confidence in generating and using renewables continued to increase, according to electric utility reports filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). In 2015, customer-owned renewable energy totaled 11,626 interconnections, up from 8,571 in 2014, an increase of 36 percent. Statewide, electric generation capacity from renewable energy systems reached 107,545 kilowatts (kW), an approximate […]

smartflower comes to the U.S.

Posted on: Saturday, April 9th, 2016

After what the company said is a tremendous start in Europe, smartflower energy technology is now bringing its revolutionary all-in-one solar system, smartflower POP, to the U.S.