FPL and NASA Explore Renewable Energy

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Kennedy Space Center (NASA-KSC) are teaming up to explore development of renewable energy projects. Together they hope to advance and deploy the use of large scale solar technology in Florida as early as 2008.

Projects that could be evaluated under the agreement include solar, biomass, and wind energy projects. FPL and NASA-KSC plan to initially study the feasibility of installing a solar photovoltaic power generation system capable of producing up to 10 megawatts of electrical power at a site of approximately 50 acres.

“The Kennedy Space Center is pleased to partner with our electric power provider to explore ways we can jointly improve the use of renewable energy in Florida,” said NASA-KSC Operations Director Michael J. Benik. “We are looking forward to identifying projects that can help reduce our nation’s and state’s dependence on fossil fuels.”
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