hybrid solar energyFlorida the sunshine State is embracing solar energy with the launch of the world’s first hybrid solar energy plant — the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center.

Situated in Martin County, the plant utilizes 190,000 solar thermal mirrors which track and harness the sun’s energy via hydraulic motors. The hybrid plant works in conjunction with an existing natural gas power plant — all the energy collected is converted into electricity, which is then used to offset the usage of natural gas.