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Solar trees to sprout in South Florida

July 15, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Across South Florida, zoos, museums, airports and parks will be home to 24-foot-high “solar trees.”

Florida Power & Light is putting up the creatively designed solar panels to increase its harnessing of energy from the sun.

The Sun Sentinel reports that zoos, museums, airports and parks will be home to 24-foot-high “trees,” or curvy green tubes with solar panels on top. Other sites will get solar canopies, designed to resemble a contemporary aluminum roof.

Homeowners who are solar enthusiasts are helping foot the bill. There are about 8,000 families in Miami-Dade, 7,000 in Broward and 5,000 in Palm Beach County who are voluntarily paying an extra $9 a month to support the effort.

They don’t get a discount on their electric bills..

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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