On a mission to make the Sunshine State the world leader in solar energy, Florida Power & Light is well underway on its SolarNow plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030.
“We’ve reimagined how solar technology can look through solar trees and canopies, and the response has been tremendous,” says Matt Valle, vice president of development. “These solar structures are transforming the destinations where they can be found into living classrooms and landmarks for clean energy.”
The solar installations, which generate both emissions-free energy and a spot of shade, are partially funded by the 10,000-plus Palm Beach County residents who make a $9 monthly donation as part of the SolarNow program. Spot these symbols of sustainability at 11 local sites, from public parks to area attractions like the Palm Beach Zoo, Manatee Lagoon, and South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.