Sunday, July 20, 2014

High School Solar Cells Capture Sun's Energy

LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle High School is part of Florida Power and Light's partnership program with communities across Florida to better understand and use solar energy. Across Florida, over 100 locations, including schools and other facilities have installed solar systems, turning sunshine into clean energy.

At the high school on Cowboy Way, east of the city, individual solar panels capable of producing 240 watts of energy each, are combined into arrays that can produce up to 5,000 watts an hour, or 5kW on a bright sunny day.

On average the school site has been producing about 21 kW hours each day. A typical home may use about 30 kW per day during the hottest summer months.

Statistics about the solar panel output is available for viewing here: LaBelle High School Solar System

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  1. In January I converted my house at 205 S Hall St in LaBelle to solar thanks to a generous FPL rebate and federal tax credit. The system size is 8kW (27 modules), which supplies all the power the house needs over a year by using the grid-tie approach (sending excess solar power to the power grid during the day and consuming electricity from the grid at night. The system is shown at
    Anyone interested in learning more about solar opportunities and advocacy can contact me by email at

  2. I noticed on several trips to New Jersey that PSEG has many solar panels mounted on power poles. I was reminded of this when reading about FPL and LaBelle HS.
    Seems to work in NJ so should be fantastic in Florida - no snow - a lot more sunlight