Florida Power & Light opens 10 new solar energy centers
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) officially launched 10 new solar energy centers in its service territory this week.
The 10 new solar energy centers, now in operation, can generate 745 MW of energy, enough to power 150,000 homes and reduce carbon emissions, equivalent to taking 140,000 cars off the road each year.
“This important milestone for FPL is the latest example of our unwavering commitment to America’s largest solar buildout on behalf of our customers and the Sunshine State,” said Tim Oliver, vice president of FPL Development. “We remain committed to making sustained, long-term investments in solar energy – which uses no fuel to produce energy – to build a more resilient and more sustainable energy future our children and grandchildren can depend on.”
The new solar energy centers are:
• FPL Chipola River Solar Energy Center in Calhoun County;
• FPL Flowers Creek Solar Energy Center in Calhoun County;
• FPL Anhinga Solar Energy Center in Clay County;
• FPL First City Solar Energy Center in Escambia County;
• FPL Apalachee Solar Energy Center in Jackson County;
• FPL Everglades Solar Energy Center in Miami-Dade County;
• FPL Cavendish Solar Energy Center in Okeechobee County;
• FPL Blackwater River Solar Energy Center in Santa Rosa County;
• FPL Pink Trail Solar Energy Center in St. Lucie County; and
• FPL Bluefield Preserve Solar Energy Center in St. Lucie County.
Additionally, the FPL Cavendish Solar Energy Center will provide power to the FPL Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub upon its expected completion at the end of this year. This is a green hydrogen facility that uses solar energy and water to create hydrogen that will be compressed, stored, and mixed into existing natural gas infrastructure at the FPL Okeechobee Clean Energy Center.
Overall, FPL now has 60 solar energy centers installed statewide. These centers are capable of generating enough clean energy to power approximately 900,000 homes.