Orlando a ‘solar builder’ among U.S. cities


Orlando ranks among U.S. cities with a history of solar energy leadership and those that have recently experienced significant solar energy development, according to a new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center.

The center surveyed 66 cities nationwide, and ranked Orlando 11th in the Solar Builders category — cities with between 5 and 25 watts of installed solar PV (photovoltaic) capacity per person. Tampa came in at No. 1 in that same category.