Commercial-scale solar power development has come a long way. When comparing it against the traditional energy production methods of coal, nuclear and oil/gas, solar power companies stand head-and-shoulders above as mindful stewards of the environment. This is not only because solar power is a renewable resource with zero byproduct (not the case when looking at nuclear, coal and oil), but it’s also the case because solar power companies generally take into consideration the environments in which their facilities are operating.
Consider the environmental cost of drilling for oil – just as an example. Not only is a well pad very damaging to the immediate surrounding wildlife (deforestation and vegetation removal are quite common), but there are service roads and distribution pipes that must be integrated into the operation. These massive disruptions to natural land are costly both in terms of dollars spent and wildlife displaced.
In a welcomed change from this approach to the development of energy, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is working hand-in-hand with Audubon Florida to ensure that their newest solar power facilities are designed in such a way as to foster the natural existence of a host of flora and fauna, including birds, plants, and pollinators like bumblebees. Part of this effort involves working with the Florida Wildflower Foundation, the Florida Native Plant Society, and the Wildlife Habitat Council to come up with effective construction strategies that put Mother Nature first, even while building industrial facilities in wetland areas.
Solar power is fast becoming the energy production method of choice for consumers the world over, both residential and commercial. As can be seen, by this partnership between FPL and Audubon Florida, there is a changing perspective on how to treat the environment during the expansion of large-scale utility energy infrastructure. Urban Solar is proud to play a significant role in this ongoing renewable energy revolution by bringing solar power to customers as efficiently and affordably as possible.
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