As a barrier island with only one bridge and central power line connecting it to the rest of Florida, the City of Cape Canaveral is particularly vulnerable to power outages caused by hurricanes. After enduring several years of powerful storms, the city saw an urgent need for a more sustainable and resilient energy source to ensure that
emergency operations can remain powered when traditional energy sources become unavailable. The city turned to solar energy, with its resilient properties and added benefits of cost savings and reduced emissions. In 2019, the City of Cape Canaveral implemented six solar energy initiatives to harden its electrical grid against natural disasters.
This excerpt is from an article written by the Environmental Defense Fund. You can access the full article here.