Published: Oct 28, 2010 11:10 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 28, 2010 1:47 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A popular Southwest Florida landmark is going green! A working solar panel array is being unveiled at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates today.

The man who created the light bulb envisioned it all along. In 1931, Thomas Edison said "I'd put money on the sun and solar energy!," and now the sun's power is being harnessed right here at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

The installation of the solar panels is an extension of Florida Power and Light's Next Generation Solar Education Station program. The program provides kids and families opportunities to learn about renewable energy.

The solar panels unveiled are similar to the cutting-edge technology used by NASA and the Desoto Energy Center in Arcadia.

These new panels will power the hall of invention at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Inside, there's an exhibit where you can see just how much power is being harnessed... and the figure may shock you!