August 19, 2022

Energy & Utilities

Spotlight on Florida's telecom industry

This month's Economic Backbone feature looks at Florida's telecommunications sector, including … Smart City; mergers; EnableSoft; tax changes; the decline of land lines; Level 3 Communications; AT&T. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Public Service Commission approves need for FPL Okeechobee Clean Energy Center in 2019

PSC decision confirms additional power is needed to meet future energy needs of Florida's growing population and economy Read more »
Published on 1/6/2016

Dueling over the sun

Florida voters could face competing solar power amendments in November 2016. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Rooftop solar systems vs. solar farm dynamics

This article looks at the differences and benefits of homeowners installing solar panels on their roof, or utilities building solar farms. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

FPL wins national award for best electric reliability in the U.S.

Ten years after Hurricane Wilma, FPL recognized nationally for top reliability, use of technology Read more »
Published on 10/26/2015

Oakridge Global Energy Solutions to expand, create 1,000 jobs in Brevard County

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made the expansion announcement on Tuesday. Oakridge Global Energy Solutions is an energy storage solutions company that develops and manufactures batteries and power systems. Read more »
Published on 10/6/2015

Oil men: Amalie Oil's Harry and Rick Barkett

Amalie sells plenty of motor oil. The challenge for the Barkett family is changing how the company sells it. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Emera to acquire TECO Energy in US$10.4 billion transaction

The parent of Tampa Electric Co. and Peoples Gas announced it had reached an agreement to sell the Tampa-headquartered utility to Canada-based Emera Inc. in a $10.4 billion transaction. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2015

Heat overwhelming you? It's time to get smart about staying cool

Florida Power & Light (FPL) helps customers save energy with smart-tech, smart-design summer tips Read more »
Published on 8/11/2015

Charged up: Will Encell Technology be a competitor for Tesla?

A Gainesville entrepreneur makes storage batteries he says are cheaper, less-toxic and more effective than some getting headlines. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

FPL unveils new 'Power Delivery Diagnostic Center'

Florida Power & Light's new Center is a state-of-the-art diagnostics hub aimed at improving reliability. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Great Bay Distributors' roof will be a shining example

Great Bay Distributors' new 267,787-sq.-ft. headquarters will be topped by a 1.5-megawatt solar panel system, making it the largest rooftop solar system in the state. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Energy: Power traders in Florida

From offices at FPL's corporate campus in south Florida, a group of 35 traders, analysts and managers deals in the business of buying and selling power and procuring fuel. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Wind power: Siemens services wind turbines

The great irony of the new Siemens Energy's Wind Service Training Center in Orlando is that Florida lacks the basic resource for being a wind-energy producer. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Forecast for solar power in Florida: Partly sunny

In 2009, Bob Reedy was quoted as saying that by 2012 “every home (in Florida) will be built covered with” solar panels. That hasn't quite happened, but Reedy, director of solar systems research at the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center, is sticking by his prediction. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Hydrogen Hopes

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

A new kind of hybrid

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Fuel Cell Science

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Buckypaper

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Funding Bing Energy

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Cashing in at BP's expense

Are businesses in Florida taking money they don't deserve from an oil spill settlement program, or did BP just rush into an agreement it now regrets? Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

By the numbers: Paying for solar energy at a home or business

How long does it take to break even? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Business Profile: Mr. Solar

As one of just a handful of trained solar-energy installers in Miami-Dade County, electrical contractor Kent Crook expects to reap the rewards if the PACE program booms. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Homeowner finds going green will pay for itself - eventually

A 40-year-old, 4,000-sq.-ft. ranch-style home in the Miami area can cost a lot of money to cool... Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

PACE setters: Agencies that handle PACE programs in Florida

All of the PACE programs in Florida handle the applications from property owners and determine whether the applicants are eligible. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Video of large waterspout off northwest Florida
Video of large waterspout off northwest Florida

A large waterspout formed this week off Destin in Northwest Florida.

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