• World’s first hybrid solar energy plant unveiled in Florida

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    It’s time now for Florida to proudly hold its head up high, with the unveiling of the world’s first hybrid solar energy plant. And it really isn’t surprising for a Sunshine State to take to solar energy, with all the abundant sunshine that keeps pouring in. the plant christened the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, is located in Martin County and uses 190,000 solar thermal mirrors which track and harness the sun’s energy using hydraulic motors. Working hand-in-hand with a natural gas power plant, the 75 megawatt facility is spread over 500 acres of FPL-owned land and lightens up 11,000 Florida homes, creating 1,000 jobs too.

    The plant will help reduce fossil fuel consumption by approximately 41 billion cubic feet and help save up 600,000 barrels of oil, reducing 2.75 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years. A green plant for the Sunshine State.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on March 14, 2011