Solar Energy Projects
What is solar energy used for?
Once converted into electricity, solar energy is used in homes and businesses just like any other form of electricity.
What are some advantages of solar energy?
Solar projects are not affected by the supply and demand of fuel or subject to price volatility, and solar energy can help reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of energy. Each solar project generates millions in tax revenue for the local community over the life of the project. Most importantly, solar energy is a clean and renewable source of power, which helps protect our environment.
What do you look for in a site when building a renewable energy project?
Land that is affordable, close to existing transmission lines, flat and with minimal environmentally sensitive areas is ideal for universal solar projects.
If I have land and want you to assess its suitability for a renewable energy project, how do I get you to come out to look at it?
We are always looking for additional options on how to bring more solar to the sunshine state. While we cannot guarantee that we will assess every parcel of land presented to us, you can contact us for more information.
How much land does a solar project require?
Typically, a project will require about 500 acres of land.
How long will it take to complete construction?
It depends on the size of the project. However, six to nine months is a reasonable time frame to build most solar projects.
What are the environmental benefits of solar?
Solar energy has among the lowest environmental impact. It emits no air or water pollution. Protecting wildlife and sensitive natural habitats is also a priority for Florida Renewable Partners. As part of our development process, we conduct thorough wildlife studies and ensure each site complies with all local, state and federal environmental regulations.
What are solar panels made of?
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels typically consist of glass, polymer, aluminum, copper and semiconductor materials that can be recovered and recycled at the end of their useful life.
To provide decades of corrosion-free operation, solar cells are encapsulated from air and moisture between two layers of plastic, with a layer of tempered glass and a polymer sheet or industrial laminate. In the same way a windshield cracks but stays intact, a damaged solar cell does not generally create small pieces of debris.
Can solar panels be recycled?
Although modern solar panels can be safely disposed of in landfills, they can also be recycled. PV solar panel recycling technologies have been implemented over the past decade and have been shown to recover over 95 percent of the glass in the panel. The industry is exploring the most cost-effective ways to recycle.
Solar manufacturers and developers continue to research ways to reduce the use of raw materials, a secondary market for reuse, and recycling.