Solar Ring Approved To Be Built At Bayfront Park

Miami commissioners have approved the installation of a Solar Ring at Bayfront Park, according to the Herald.

The structure will include a retractable roof to cover the Amphitheater in the park.

Florida Power & Light will be awarded a no-bid contract to build the structure, and will profit from all of the electricity generated from it. No rent or royalty revenue will be paid to the city or the park, except for a $10 annual license fee.

Installation is expected to be completed in time for the Super Bowl to be held in Miami in February 2020.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

So FPL will benefit all electric profit generated and we will get a half-ass solar panels that looks nothing like in the renders. Got it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You about sum it up. Who’s idea was this? The surfboard salesman?

Plus this will be more construction in the park and less use for the public.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Jesus Christ people will complain about anything here…

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s not Complaining, there is obviously a side deal going on here…FPL should pay more than $10 a year for building on public land and profiting from it!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tell me about it

Anonymous
2 years ago

it’s “renderings” not “renders”. render is a verb and there is no plural, rendering is a noun in this case which would describe the actual physical image.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Rendering is also verb.

suomynona
2 years ago

“renderings” is not.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Shut up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why doesn’t the city build their own Solar Ring with a a retractable roof and profit from all of the electricity generated from it?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because of FPL’s grid policy

Anonymous
2 years ago

No-Bid contract, no annual lease, all profit generated to FP&L…Who the fu** is negotiations for the City????

Gene
2 years ago

Same brain trusts who write the Ultra contract and propose the F1 deal. They have the same economics degree.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s what happens when you go to FIU “Business School”

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

Last article said FPL would pay $50/kW, for around $25,000/year. What happened?

Anonymous
2 years ago

“It will likely take FPL 15 months to design and an additional 20 months to build, since they can’t complete anything quickly” the article continued….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Such a great concept.

Anonymous
2 years ago

FPL, AKA the people whose idea of upgrading infrastructure is building concrete utility poles next to old wooden ones while streetlights have been out for years and they continue with these silly gimmicks.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool !!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great!

Anonymous
2 years ago

FPL, has us all! No competition ever….unbelievable!!!

fake news
2 years ago

corruption

Anonymous
2 years ago

What is a solar ring?

Anonymous
2 years ago

when i see projects like this it just makes me sad for miami. it is truly a feckless city without identity

Dwntwn concerned resident
2 years ago

Hmmm…no bid no revenue? So a gift from the city/commissioners.
The same ones who is against no bid for freedom soccer park which will rtn millions in revenue.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is still the best location for Beckham’s stadium.

Anonymous
2 years ago

This was never an option for his stadium

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, Marlins Park is because of the existing infrastructure. Best aesthetic location is here: http://bit.ly/1qcALaH