FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sun Sentinel:Florida Power & Light Co. announced a major solar plan Wednesday, vowing to install more than 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030. The goal is to make Florida a “world leader in the production of solar energy,” the Juno Beach-based electric utility says.FPL said it has secured solar sites across the state to build solar energy centers, and some will be in South Florida. They include two 74.5-megawatt solar energy centers in Palm Beach County, each with about 310,000 solar panels, according to FPL spokesman Chris McGrath.The program would increase solar energy to about 20 percent of FPL’s energy mix by 2030. It’s about 1 percent now, according to the utility, which uses mostly natural gas and nuclear energy.If FPL meets its solar installation goal, it would result in a 67 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions rate by 2030, according to FPL.The utility currently operates 14 major solar power plants and more than 200 smaller solar installations, totaling more than 935 megawatts of universal solar capacity currently powering customers.Eight solar plants, in Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Hendry counties, were placed into operation last year, according to an FPL news release. In July 2018, FPL began construction on four additional solar power plants, including the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center in South Florida. The other solar plants being built are in St. Lucie, Volusia and Columbia counties.More: FPL plans to add 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030 Florida Power & Light makes major move to solar PV
Klock got fourth place in the 1,500-meter run in 5:12.92 as Mia Delap was sixth in the 100 hurdles. Marcellus had Violet Grieb get fourth place in the triple jump and finish fifth in the 400 hurdles.J-E’s boys won the 4×800 relay as Derek Quigley, Michael Bennick, Lee Jewell and Kenny Williams went 8:39.70 and no one else broke the nine-minute mark.Nate Williams, Matt Sheldon, Aiden Lewis and Logan Kinney paired up for the Eagles to win the 4×100 in 47 seconds flat to Oneida’s 47.24. J-E also was third in the 4×400 in a season-best 3:38.68.Marion Quigley was not caught in the 110 high hurdles, winning in 15.47 seconds, nearly half a second ahead of the field. Kinney took fourth in the 200 in 24.17 seconds and Rick Rauss threw the discus 90’5” to finish fifth.The Skaneateles boys had Caleb Bender, Matt Persampieri, Joe Norris and Josh Reed finish second in the 4×800 in 9:00.42 to J-E, with the Lakers fifth in the 4×400 in 48.90 seconds.Nicola Kunz, in 1:01.38, edged Nick Paciorek (1:01.47) for third place in the 400 hurdles, with Kunz fifth in the 110 hurdles. Ryan Willcox unleashed a fifth-place triple jump of 36’7 ¼”and Joe Norris was sixth in the 800.Marcellus had its best finish from Mason Grieb, who got fifth place in the 400 hurdles with 1:01.61 as Peter McCaffrey was sixth in the triple jump with 36’1 ½”.Westhill and West Genesee would flourish in their own ways during the East Syracuse Minoa Girls Invitational, with the Warriors finishing third behind Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool and the Wildcats tying for seventh place.Lennah Abraham gave Westhill a win in the discus, throwing it 101’8”, while Ashley Heffernan topped 9 feet to win the pole vault because she had fewer misses than Marcellus’ Julianna Szczech.Heffernan also was second in the 100 hurdles in 16.40 seconds, with Angie Mesa-Espinosa second in the 200 in 26.69 seconds and fourth in the 100. Ashley Bolesh was fourth in the 400 sprint in 1:01.70 and Haylei Coolican fifth in the 1,500.WG won the 4×800 as Natalie Buckhout, Mia Mitchell, Faith Knox and Lauren Puchta posted 10:08.15, the Wildcats also third in the 4×400 in 4:22.25 and third in the 4×100 in 52.64 seconds. Mikeayla DeJesus got fifth place in the 200 and sixth place in the 400, with Caitlin Mills fifth in the 100 sprint.There was also the New Hartford Boys Invitational, where WG picked up 24 points and Westhill had 21 points, both finishing in the middle of the pack as Utica Proctor (80 points) took top honors.Matt Bartolotta won the boys mile for the Wildcats, his time of 4:29.78 holding off the 4:31.78 from Central Square’s Brandon Martin. as Westhill’s Dan Washburn was third in the 3,200 in 9:58.87 as Will Thornton got fifth place in the 800.Esisas Brumfield, Dan Gill, Patrick Peris and Jakob Petrocci went 44.18 seconds in the 4×100, second to Whitesboro’s 43.87, Exavier Brumfield getting third place in the 100 in 11.52 seconds after going 11.49 in the qualifying round.Evan Ballard threw the shot put 47’5 ½”, just behind Cicero-North Syracuse’s Andrew Culver (47’8 ¾”), and Ballard was sixth in the discus as Ben Helfeld had a fourth-place shot put toss of 44’2”.Solvay had Justin Scott contend in the 200, reaching the final and taking third place in 24.14 seconds, The Bearcats also finished sixth in the 4×200 relay in 1:40.92.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Whether close to home, or much further away, area high school track and field teams were quite busy last Friday in three different large-scale meets.Skaneateles and Jordan-Elbridge would both flourish, in their own ways, in Christian Brothers Academy’s Brother Basilian Invitational, with the girls Lakers fourth in the team standings and the boys Eagles fifth, ahead of Marcellus in eighth place.The Skaneateles featured Graeson Landsberg, who in the 400-meter hurdles won it in one minute, 12.07 seconds, more than two seconds clear of the field. Tags: J-EMarcellusskaneatelestrack and fieldWest GeneseeWesthill Marcellus earned a victory, too, thanks to sprinter Delaney Manahan, who tore to first place in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.37, with teammate Emma Roseboom sixth in 1:06.53. Manahan also was third in the 200-meter dash in 27.38 seconds.The Lakers’ Emme Conan went 13.16 seconds, second to PSLA Fowler’s Kadija Hill-Custis (13.07), in the 100-meter dash. Sharla Dart was second in the shot put, tossing it 30’6 ¼”. Edan Howard, throwing the discus 70’7”, gained third place after she was fourth (27’4 ¼”) in the shot put. Lyda Buck was third in the high jump, clearing 4’6”.As for J-E, it was second in the 4×800 relay as Abby Burns, Vassianna Klock, Hannah Fichter and Coral Uhle posted 10:33.31, with Skaneateles sixth as the Eagles got fifth place in the 4×400.