solar energy

Newscast
6:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014: Crist Pledges To Support Solar Energy, State Parks Break Record

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Environment
8:45 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Florida Clean Energy Report Shows State Falls Short Of Its Potential

The Florida Solar Energy Center is a research institute of the University of Central Florida, located on a 20 acre research complex on Florida's Space Coast at UCF's Cocoa satellite campus.
Credit http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/ / Florida Solar Energy Center

A coalition of energy partners has published a census of renewable energy jobs in Florida.

The coalition includes: the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, the Florida Chapter of Energy Services Coalition and Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2, an affiliate of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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What's the Story?
10:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy?

A solar panel installation at FPL's Martin County Next Generation hybrid natural gas and solar energy plant.
Credit Julia Duba

As far as solar energy goes, the Sunshine State is third in the country for potential -- and 18th in actual installation.

In Florida, there’s no financial assistance for installing solar panels on your roof. Solar energy users can only take a federal tax credit.

Florida Power and Light powers the state using mostly natural gas. Out of all the energy FPL provides, only 0.06 percent comes from solar energy.

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