Florida Power & Light (FPL) And SunPower (SPWRA) To Supply Solar Power To Florida Schools

Florida Power and Light is partnering with SunPower to supply selected Florida schools with solar power stations. 6 Florida schools will receive 5 KW solar panels models as part of FPL’s Next Generation Solar Education Station program. The solar modules will reduce the school’s power bills by $800 per year, as well as providing a teaching tool for children to learn about solar energy. The modules will be set up at ground level so that students can see and interact with them.

In an article on FoxBusiness.com, leaders of both companies commented on the project:

"The next generation of Floridians will live in a world where renewable energy is a central part of the economy and our way of life. The Next Generation Solar Education Stations we are building will give students a head start on understanding the critical role solar power will play in that future," said FPL President and CEO Armando J. Olivera.

"We congratulate FPL on its on-going leadership in the development of renewable energy," said Howard Wenger, president, global business units for SunPower. "SunPower is proud to partner with FPL on this initiative. It is our hope that these systems in Florida’s schools inspire new generations of informed energy consumers to be advocates for our environment and clean, renewable solar power."

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