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.

Year in Review: The Coolest Clean Energy Stories of 2016

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun—and when you’re in the midst of a clean energy revolution. As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular clean energy blog posts over the past year. Click to see the list!

Minnesota n-Butanol Plant Comes Online

Posted on: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

A United Kingdom company has successfully converted a Minnesota ethanol plant into an n-butanol production facility, which is now online after two years of development. David Anderson of Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Green Biologics Ltd., said the plant has already made its first customer shipment and facility operations are going well […]

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.

Electric Cars and How They Work

Posted on: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Within a few years, the total amount of all-electric car models has gone from a select, expensive few to well more than a dozen, with most major brands and a handful of new companies throwing their best technologies and innovations into these models. As the technology is constantly changing to create cars that are better […]

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.