Making a Difference with Trees

We are committed to creating a brighter future. And, finding new and innovative ways to bring more solar energy projects to the communities we serve is important to us.

We’re proud to announce the planting of a new kind of tree – the Solar Tree. These artistic, clean energy structures are designed to create a unique space where family and friends can gather to interact and learn more about solar energy.

Solar tree
solar-tree

Solar Trees are located at Miami’s Frost Museum of Science, Brevard Zoo, Ocean Front Park Beach, Tropical Park, and more locations to come.

Palmetto Estuary Nature Preserve

Palmetto Estuary Nature Preserve in Palmetto runs along the Manatee River with shell trails and a little boardwalk. Visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites.

See how much electricity is being produced at the Palmetto Estuary Nature Preserve.

Young at Art Canopy Construction

Young-At-Art MuseumWe’re proud to bring more solar energy to Broward County through the FPL SolarNowproject installation at Young at Art Museum and the Broward Community Library. This partnership will provide zero-emissions power generated from Florida’s sunshine to the electric grid and help our community learn more about the benefits of solar energy.

 

Construction is complete

The future of solar energy has gotten even brighter in Broward County as construction of the first FPL SolarNow is complete at Young At Art Museum. The museum location was chosen for its ability to usher youthful creative excitement into the process of building sustainability and resilience into our community.

View a time-lapse video of the solar canopy construction at the Young at Art Museum.

Young at Art Solar Canopy Construction

The YAA Museum location was chosen for its ability to usher youthful creative excitement into the process of building sustainability and resilience into our community. The museum plans to develop an interactive education display that will show how much energy the solar canopy is generating in real time – another great tool that will educate the community on how solar works.

See how much electricity is being produced at the Young at Art Museum.

Broward County

Broward CountyThis FPL SolarNow project will also help Broward County reach its sustainability goals which include 20 percent of its power coming from renewable energy. Using 100 percent Florida sunshine, the 100-kW solar canopy will produce as much as 140,000-kilowatt-hours of clean electricity - that’s enough to power the needs of 100 classrooms annually!

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Solar canopy at the Palm Beach Zoo.FPL is a long-term partner of the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. In fact, we’ve already installed two solar arrays at the Zoo. Now, through FPL SolarNow, we’re bringing more solar to this environmentally conscious, non-profit organization that welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

Construction of a 100-kW solar canopy in the Zoo’s parking lot has been completed and will  increase the solar energy produced at the Zoo.  This will generate enough electricity when the sun is shining, to power the Zoo’s Tropics Café for a half year! 

See how much electricity is being produced at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Solar canopy rendering

Additional project locations

Later this year, we'll bring even more solar energy to our communities with new and innovative solar energy projects. After all, these projects are as much about bringing more solar energy to our communities as they are about bringing our communities closer and transforming the way we live.

*Assumes the high participation case in which 600 kW of assets are installed. This would equate to 858,000 kWh (per PV Watts 100 kW installed equals 143,000 kWh).