Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) informed that five new solar energy centers have started powering customers with clean energy.
These new sites, each of which is about 500 acres, add another 1.4 million solar panels to the state and support FPL SolarTogether – the company’s popular community solar program, which launched earlier this year as the largest of its kind in the United States.
Three of the solar energy centers are the first to be installed in their respective counties: Nassau, St. Johns and Union counties. Two other solar energy centers in Baker and Okeechobee counties will be the second in each. These five new centers bring FPL closer to fulfilling its “30-by-30” commitment to installing more than 30 million solar panels by the year 2030.
“Nobody in America is building more affordable solar than FPL and I’m very pleased that despite many challenges, including multiple storms and COVID, the FPL team was able to keep all of these projects on schedule and budget. Our FPL SolarTogether program is an innovative piece of the company’s rapid solar expansion, which helps us consistently deliver America’s best energy value – electricity that’s not just clean and reliable, but also affordable.”Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.
“Our goal is to make Florida a leader in clean, solar energy that keeps costs down for our customers, helps to keep the Sunshine State beautiful, and, in the process, creates local construction jobs. These five new solar energy centers are helping us take a powerful step forward as we execute our ‘30-by-30’ commitment.”
These specific centers were part of the company’s broader construction effort across the state, when FPL recently made history by constructing an unprecedented 14 solar energy centers at one time.
As part of the FPL SolarTogether program, the five new solar energy centers give all customers – both residential and business – an opportunity to enjoy the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, and the chance to cost-effectively support the growth of solar in Florida.
The program also benefits all FPL customers by reducing the company’s already-low fuel costs and adding more emissions-free solar generation to FPL’s energy mix.