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If you’ve been out on a neighborhood walk lately, you might have noticed big black panels on your neighbors’ roofs. Those panels spell big business here in Florida: solar energy.

The Sunshine State is a huge market for the expansion of solar power and renewable energies.

This week on Beyond the Soundbite, Orange County Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer Jeff Benavides fills us in on what you need to know about solar, how solar co-ops work and whether solar is a good idea for consumers.


Jeff Benavides' Twitter: @_jeffbenavides

About This Podcast

Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.