Renewable energy

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

In September 2017, Gulf Power and its partners flipped the switch on a 330-acre solar field on the retired Holley Outlying Field at Naval Air Station Whiting, ceremonially adding the renewable energy generated there to the power supplied to homes and businesses throughout the Panhandle. More than a year later, Gulf Power spokesperson Kimberly Lynn […]

Gulf Power explores ways to use giant batteries

Gulf Power explores ways to use giant batteries

Imagine a world in which the same batteries that power laptops and electric cars can keep homes lit at night and factories rolling. A pilot program underway through Gulf Power is looking into exactly that. Gulf Power, under Southern Company’s research and development group, has been testing the viability of refrigerator-sized batteries to provide power […]

Harnessing the sun

Harnessing the sun

What began as a directive in 2014 to all military installations from the Department of Defense to install renewable energy on their installations has culminated into a Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Gulf Power initiative at Holley Outlying Field. The project is one of three across the panhandle of Florida with a second location […]