September 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Floridians understand the link between sustainability and the economy. The state ranks among the top locations for clean technology businesses, including biofuel producers, battery and fuel cell manufacturers, and water testing, desalination and remediation technologies. Companies are harnessing innovation and the state’s strong entrepreneurial spirit to build one of the nation’s leading cleantech hubs.
Why is this initiative so important in the Sunshine State? For Florida Power & Light (FPL), the third-largest electric utility in the United States, the reason is simple: Responsibility.
Beginning this fall, FPL will partner with Daytona International Speedway to install 5,000 solar panels at the racetrack. The solar installations will help power track operations and add electricity to FPL’s grid. The project’s total generating capacity is expected to be approximately 1.7 megawatts, making it one of the largest distributed solar installations in Florida. With this project, the track can not only reduce its reliance on fossil fuel-produced energy, it can actually provide clean energy to the people who live in Daytona Beach.
“A destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors to our state every year, reaching millions across the globe on television and online, Daytona International Speedway is a Florida landmark and an American icon. We are truly honored to be part of its incredible revitalization,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. “By partnering with the Speedway on this exciting project, we’re building a shining example of our affordable clean energy commitment and showcasing Florida’s innovation and advanced economy for the world.”
To learn more about FPL’s solar panel project at Daytona International Speedway, click here.