FPL To Equip Six Florida Schools With Educational Solar Arrays


Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) will install power arrays at six schools in its service territory to help teach future generations about the benefits of renewable energy. Each school receiving a Next Generation Solar Education Station will be able to generate emissions-free electricity and provide students with a hands-on tool to learn how solar power works, FPL explains.

The recipients of the Next Generation Solar Education Stations are Mandarin Lakes Academy K-8 Center, Homestead (Miami-Dade county); Deerfield Beach Middle School (Broward county); SunCoast Community High School, Riviera Beach (Palm Beach county); J.D. Parker Elementary School, Stuart (Martin county); Hinson Middle School, Daytona Beach (Volusia county); and L.A. Ainger Middle School, Rotunda West (Charlotte County).

Each FPL Next Generation Solar Education Station will provide 5 kW of solar electricity. The solar installations will save the schools about $800 each year in electricity costs, while giving teachers a way to focus science education on essential energy technologies of the future.

SOURCE: Florida Power & Light Co.

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