The Central Florida Zoo just installed a new solar photovoltaic system provided by Florida Power & Light (FPL) Company. The system is made of 40 solar panels and capable of producing enough energy to power the equivalent of an average home for one year.
From November 1 through January 31, Zoo visitors can take advantage of a special FPL-sponsored discount of 10 percent off admission rates to celebrate the new solar energy system. Additional information on this discount can be found at www.fpl.com/solar or www.centralfloridazoo.org/solarcoupon.
The FPL solar array system will give visitors hands-on opportunities to learn about renewable energy. Interactive signage adjacent to the solar panels will enhance the educational experience for guests. In addition to education, the energy that the solar panels produce will be credited to the Zoo, saving money on energy costs.
This installation and program are part of FPL’s commitment to advancing solar energy in Florida. FPL operates three solar power plants in Florida and has been installing educational solar arrays at schools and non-profits to help educate the public about solar energy.