FPL helps kids at IMAG with solar rover race

Florida Power and Lights was able to help SWFL kids on Saturday end their summer camp experience the right way. At IMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers, summer camp was closed out by having a solar-powered rover race.

More than 80 kids ended their summer break by racing solar-powered cars. And, FPL experts helped the children build the cars while they were at summer camp.

The race itself took place under the solar-now trees and the solar canopy at IMAG. FPL installed the trees and canopy in partnership with IMAG to promote technology, sustainability and innovation.

Matthew Johnson works at IMAG History & Science Center. “When the opportunity came to be able to get a couple of these solar trees, and to also get the solar pavilion we have behind us, we were real excited about that in that we can share in the education of solar energy, and how that is a future renewable energy here in the state of Florida,” Jonhson said.

Those solar panels can provide enough power to supply 60 school classrooms with electricity for a full day.

For information about FPL’s solar power efforts, you can go to this website.

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