Thursday, March 2, 2017

Headline: “Solar Generation Now a Reality in Lake Worth”, news in this week’s Herald.

Please note. The “Ocean Current Generation research project” cited below is still being ignored in The Palm Beach Post, news that first broke on Feb. 13th and later reported in the Herald on Feb. 16th.

Below are two excerpts from The Lake Worth Herald datelined March 1st:

Situated on top of a closed landfill, the Lake Worth Solar Field is now ready to feed the local power grid with two megawatts of energy. The field is situated on five acres of the 26 acre landfill site, leaving room for expansion of the field to enable the potential of ten megawatts in the future.
     Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo said this solar field, and the City’s partnership with Florida Atlantic University on their Ocean Current Generation research project make it an exciting time to be in Lake Worth.
     There are a few other Florida cities who purchase solar energy but Lake Worth is the first municipality in the state to own and operate a solar field to generate part of its electricity needs.

[and. . .]

     If the solar farm is expanded to 10 megawatts, there will be enough energy to supply about 25 percent of the electricity needs in Lake Worth.

Pick up the Herald print edition (still ¢50!) at our City’s Downtown newsstand every Friday (600 Lake Ave.) located across the street from the PBC Cultural Council.