Naples Zoo teams up with FPL to install solar power panels
The Naples Zoo is planning to add solar panels to their parking area. The solar panels are fixed by the Florida Power & Light company under the SolarNow program. They will install more than 700 panels which will generate 200KW power.
Te added the advantage of solar panels are they will cover about 100 of the zoo's parking spaces. Naples Zoo CEO Jack Mulvena said that the solar panels will help to reduce the shade shortage and as well as it is a common request from the zoo patrons. They need the conservation and provide education to other people regarding this. Florida Power & Light company spokeswoman Alys Day said that the company is planning to bring solar projects to the city. "A lot of people love to go to the zoo, and it's a perfect fit," Daly said.
The customers of FPL is paying $9 per month as a contribution to SolarNow program. And the excess power from Naples Zoo will be given to FPL's power grid. The company already runs six solar plants, including one at Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County. To know more about SolarNow please visit the above link.