School's Solar Program to Bring New Energy to Construction Industry

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL -- In a state that does little to mandate the production and use of renewable energy, a local college is using a new teaching facility to make solar power a priority for builders and policy makers.

The Lakewood Ranch campus of Everglades University has finished building a solar energy teaching lab that has been two years in the making. Funded in part by rebates from Florida Power & Light, the lab features five brands of electricity-producing solar panels, solar-powered electric vehicle chargers and its own renewable energy major.

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