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December 11, 2017
Clean Technology

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Business Florida - Industries

Clean Technology

| 9/22/2016

Florida Ranks...

  • 4th for clean tech employment with more than 92,000 jobs
  • 1,200 miles of coastline and proximity to the Gulf Stream support all types of ocean energy R&D and deployment

 

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Applied Gaia Corp. – Making plans to build a $60-million biomass plant in Perry that is expected to employ 300 workers and create energy by pyrolysis (burning biomass with no oxygen).

Duke Energy Florida – Opening the new 5-megawatt Perry Solar Facility in Taylor County, containing an array of 22,000 solar panels, as part of a long-range plan to install up to 500 MW of solar power in Florida by 2024.

Florida Power & Light – On track to begin generating 74 MW of power by the end of 2016 from its new Citrus Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County – one of three large-scale solar energy centers FPL will complete in 2016 to triple its solar capacity.

United Technologies Corp. – Constructing the 224,000-sq.-ft. “Center for Intelligent Buildings” in Palm Beach Gardens as a showcase for the latest developments in energy-efficient building technologies; 380 jobs expected.

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Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala
Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala

Sting performed with the Florida Orchestra for their 50th anniversary gala Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker belted some of his biggest hits while conductor Michael Francis led the orchestra.

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