Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex introduces new solar energy technology
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Kennedy Space Center announced on Wednesday that they are now home to five new, distinctive solar trees.
They say that thanks to Florida Power and Light's (FPL) SolarNow program and 44,000 participants, the visitor complex was able to bring a new kind of solar energy to life. Community parks, zoos, and museums will be powered by these new trees.
“We are always looking for ways to incorporate new technologies into our guest experience,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “When FPL approached us to be part of their SolarNow program, we jumped at the opportunity to provide a site for clean energy generation and a learning opportunity for our guests.”
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex joins 14 other FLP SolarNow locations on the Space Coast. They all power the grid with clean, emissions-free energy.
Five solar trees at the visitor complex are reportedly compromised of 60 solar panels. Their design allows solar to be easily integrated into urban landscapes. It also allows people to see and learn about solar energy up close.
“We are excited that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has joined our SolarNow family,” said Matt Valle, vice president of development at Florida Power & Light. “As we continue to advance solar in Florida, the visitor complex is the perfect location to educate people of all ages about the benefits of solar energy.”
For more information, visit the Kennedy Space Center website HERE.