15 May '11, 8am

Solar power in Florida « BraveNewClimate: Recently, the company has been building power plants based on renewabl...

Solar power in Florida « BraveNewClimate: Recently, the company has been building power plants based on renewabl...

NextEra Energy, FP&L’s parent, has done a great service by building the Martin county solar plant and even larger ones in California , which so clearly demonstrate the potential impacts of solar projects on electricity costs, state budgets and the environment. Only weeks after the hoopla of the opening ceremony in Indiantown on March 5th it was evident, even to our legislators, that the costs outweigh the benefits. If solar power is scaled up to provide the bulk of Florida’s growth in energy capacity each year, electricity rates are certain to increase and there is a real risk that huge facilities will be created only to be become uneconomic when the subsidies cease. Could Florida and California be known as “Corrosion Belts” when the huge mirror farms are abandoned?

Full article: http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/05/15/solar-power-in-flor...

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