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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveils solar trees to showcase renewable energy

by Brittani Tuttle

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now home to five new solar trees, thanks to the Florida Power & Light (FPL) SolarNow program and its 44,000 participants.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is now home to five solar trees.

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“We are always looking for ways to incorporate new technologies into our guest experience,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “When FPL approached us to be part of their SolarNow program, we jumped at the opportunity to provide a site for clean energy generation and a learning opportunity for our guests.”

The visitor complex has now joined 14 other FPL SolarNow locations on the Space Coast, including Port Canaveral, that are powering the grid with clean, emissions-free energy. The five solar trees at the complex are comprised of 60 solar panels, and add an educational and interactive component to solar power. Their design allows solar power to be easily integrated into urban landscapes, giving people a chance to see and learn about solar energy up close.

“We are excited that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has joined our SolarNow family,” said Matt Valle, vice president of development at Florida Power & Light. “As we continue to advance solar in Florida, the visitor complex is the perfect location to educate people of all ages about the benefits of solar energy.”

To learn more about Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, head to KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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