Florida Power & Light starts building on 6 new solar facilities

Jul 31, 2020 09:41 PM ET
  • Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has started building and construction on 6 new solar energy centers that are anticipated to enter into operation by the end of the year.
Florida Power & Light starts building on 6 new solar facilities
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The effort is part of FPL's SolarTogether campaign, the company's neighborhood solar program, which is the biggest of its kind in the United States

" As our state browses through unpredictable times, FPL remains concentrated on locating brand-new, cutting-edge methods to provide an even cleaner, much more sustainable energy future that will certainly assist maintain expenses low for our clients," Eric Silagy, president and also CEO of FPL, stated. "Make indisputable, we are dedicated to expanding solar and also making Florida a leader in tidy solar power. Actually, we remain on track to set up 30 million photovoltaic panels by 2030 and also I'll be let down if we don't mount much more. It's what our clients expect us to do and it's simply the right thing for our state to make certain that our kids and grandchildren gain from a tidy and also cost effective energy future for generations to find."

The six new FPL solar facilities are the Egret Solar Energy Center in Baker County, the Lakeside Solar Energy Center in Okeechobee County, the Magnolia Springs Solar Energy Center in Clay County, the Nassau Solar Energy Center in Nassau County, the Trailside Solar Energy Center in St. Johns County, as well as the Union Springs Solar Energy Center in Union County.

The new tasks are employing approximately 700 workers which number will certainly boost to about 1,200 tasks throughout peak building and construction. The company is taking precautionary procedures as well as working with specialists to guarantee they are complying with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing and practicing secure work habits.

FPL has actually currently brought 10 brand-new solar power centers online this year, which, integrated with the 6 74.5 megawatt-solar plants being built will result in around 1,275 MW of brand-new solar capability included 2020. In the initial quarter of this year, FPL had the most solar setups for the utility-scale solar market in the U.S.

FPL currently operates 28 solar energy plants, two that feature energy storage space, as well as hundreds of smaller solar installments. FPL has about 1,975 megawatts of global solar ability.