Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center
- Construction began in June 2009; commissioned on April 8, 2010
- Innovative public-private partnership with NASA that leveraged engineering, design and operating expertise
- Annual estimated generation is approximately 10 megawatts of clean, emissions-free power, which is enough to serve about 1,100 homes
- Located at Kennedy Space Center
- The project provided around 100 jobs during the peak of construction.
- Over 30 years, the solar facility will prevent the emission of more than 227,000 tons of greenhouse gases. According to U.S. EPA estimates, this is the equivalent of removing over 1,800 cars from the road every year for the entire life of the project.
- It will decrease fossil fuel usage by approximately 2.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 122,000 barrels of oil.
- Photovoltaic technology requires no water.
- Solar energy requires no fuel, so it can help Florida secure its energy future because it is not subject to oil supply disruptions or price volatility.
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