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It’s no myth: Solar power has its biggest home in the Tampa Bay area at Tampa Electric’s newest array in Apollo Beach

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Apollo – ancient Greek god of the sun (among other things) – would probably like what’s unfolding in his namesake town along Tampa Bay: 23 megawatts of solar power at a new photovoltaic array that only adds to its amassed … Continue reading

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LEEF it to the environmental experts to help grow the profile of the Florida Conservation and Technology Center

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It was a conference in which attendees relished the chance to bug each other – bug as in insects – and nobody minded in the slightest. In fact, the Spring 2017 Mini-Conference of the League of Environmental Educators in Florida … Continue reading

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Ten reasons (among many) why you should come to the 30th anniversary/5 millionth visitor celebration at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center on Thursday, March 16

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If it’s in your nature to enjoy yourself, we humbly suggest you enjoy yourself in our nature – Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center – this Thursday, March 16. We’re celebrating our 30th season as a showcase of free, fun, environmental … Continue reading

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It was a good day for Icecube the manatee

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It’s possible that no one told Icecube the manatee that the 30th anniversary/5 millionth-visitor celebration at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center isn’t until March 16. Then again, when you’re all healed up and ready to get straight outta manatee rehab hospital, … Continue reading

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Tampa’s largest solar installation always tilts toward the sun

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Tampa’s largest solar installation is complete. Rated at 23 megawatts, the photovoltaic (PV) array on 106 acres of land near our Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach consists of more than 200,000 thin-film solar panels and produces enough sun … Continue reading

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