Joining South Florida's lush, green canopy of real trees are a new crop of solar trees. These "trees" have blue trunks and bear no fruit, but supply clean energy to the grid.
Here's how solar trees work: each tree comes with two solar panels. The panels will send electricity to our power grid and to a nearby box with plugs for phones and other devices.
Customers who opted in to Florida's Power and Light's (FPL) 'Solar Now,' campaign pay an extra $9 a month to help fund these.
The solar trees have popped up across Miami-Dade and Broward counties at Miami's Frost Museum of Science, Tropical Park and Ocean Front Park Beach. Solar trees are also being installed in Palm Beach County.
FPL plans on adding more locations in the near future.