Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which Delaware North operates for NASA, is home to five new “solar trees.”
The trees are the result of a shared vision with Florida Power & Light (FPL)’s SolarNow program to advance clean energy in community parks, zoos and museums. The trees generate clean power and will showcase the benefits of renewable energy to the visitor complex’s 1.5 million annual guests.
“We are always looking for ways to incorporate new technologies into our guest experience,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of 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.”
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex joins 14 other FPL SolarNow locations on the Space Coast that are powering the grid with clean, emissions-free energy. At the visitor complex, five solar trees comprise 60 solar panels and add an educational and interactive component to solar that inspires visitors to learn more about renewable energy.
“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.”