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2.17.2009

FP & L MOVES A LITTLE TOWARD SOLAR

The Bradenton Herald reported Friday that the Manatee County Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a rezoning and a general development plan to add 75 megawatts of solar-generated energy on the 9,500-acre site. Florida Power and Light plans to add three solar fields on 600 acres near its existing plant on State Road 62.

The installation will include hundreds of solar mirrors that will focus sunlight onto heat absorbing fluid that will heat a water boiler to generate steam to turn an electricity-generating turbine. However, no timeline has been announced for opening the solar facility.

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