Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tampa Electric's solar project at Tampa International Airport would be Tampa Bay's largest

TAMPA — The city's electric utility and international airport are teaming up to build the largest solar energy installation in the Tampa Bay region.

If successful, the project could spark even more bay area investment in solar power, a renewable energy source that has been slow to take off in the Sunshine State.

Tampa Electric Co. president Gordon Gillette said the lessons his utility would learn from installing 280,000 square feet of solar panels on top of Tampa International Airport's south economy parking garage would shape the company's plans for solar energy.

"This is a big investment for us in terms of learning," Gillette said

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