Report: Florida has the potential to be a clean energy leader
Advanced Energy Economy, a cleantech business group, marked its entrance into the Florida market by commissioning a study from Navigant focused on a broad category of “advanced” technologies in seven major industry segments: building efficiency, electricity generation, transportation, fuel production, industry, electricity delivery and management, and fuel delivery.
Among the report’s key findings: Florida ranks third in the nation for rooftop solar potential; has the fourth highest potential for commercial Combined Heat and Power, at 5,339 MW; and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are expected to see significant rise in the next decade. Florida Power & Light Co. has deployed advanced meters to its entire customer base, involving almost 5 million installations.
“Advanced energy companies are creating jobs and contributing to economic prosperity for the state of Florida and our nation,” Graham Richard, CEO of AEE, said in a statement. “From building efficiency to solar power and electric vehicles, Florida has the potential to become a leader in advanced energy technologies and services, with significant benefits for customers and the state’s economy.