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OUC Built Rare Floating Solar Array

Floating Solar Array in Orlando

OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission)—The Reliable One, Orlando’s municipal utility, has found a new way to weave sustainability into its clean-energy portfolio. On February 9, OUC began installing a unique floating solar array on a large pond next to its Gardenia Operations Center between John Young Parkway and I-4. Installation will take two days.

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FPL accelerates major solar energy development projects - now plans to add eight new universal solar power plants cost-effectively by early 2018

The new plants will comprise more than 2.5 million new solar panels - enough to wrap around Florida's coastline more than two timesExpanding on its recently announced plan to build four new universal solar power plants this year, FPL is now effectively doubling its near-term commitment - bringing more solar energy to its customers sooner

Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 – comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels.

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Zephyrhills® Brand and WaterVentures Celebrate Educating Over One Million Floridians About Water Conservation

Zephyrhills(R) Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and WaterVentures Florida's Mobile Learning Lab celebrate at the Florida State Fair on February 9 that WaterVentures has reached a milestone of educating over one million Floridians on water conservation. Funding from Zephyrhills(R) Brand has enabled WaterVentures to complete 449 school visits, 80 community events and 120 summer programs, empowering Floridians to make environmentally conscious decisions. Photo Credit: Sean Woods/PicsAndFlixs.com.WaterVentures has provided a platform for educational outreach programs and inspired appreciation for Florida's water resources

Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and WaterVentures Florida's Mobile Learning Lab, funded primarily by the brand, announced at the Florida State Fair on February 9 that WaterVentures has reached a milestone of educating over one million people throughout Florida since it first hit the road in 2013. WaterVentures celebrated this significant milestone with Florida State Fair attendees who were surprised with tickets for their own local water adventure at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

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FWC approves bay scallop season changes for 2017 in St. Joe Bay; discusses other regional changes

At its February meeting in Crystal River, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the current status of bay scallops in St. Joseph Bay in Gulf County; approved regional changes to the bay scallop season dates in Gulf County and areas surrounding Gulf County; and discussed potential season dates in Dixie County and parts of Taylor County. These changes are for 2017 only and are an opportunity to explore regionally-specific bay scallop seasons.

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