Renewables, Solar

Florida Power & Light Begins Construction on Eight Solar Plants

By Editors of Power Engineering

Florida Power & Light announced it has begun construction on all eight of its upcoming solar facilities, which will feature a combined 2.5 million solar panels and nearly 600 MW of capacity.

The sites are in various stages of early construction, ranging from ground-clearing work to initial infrastructure installation. The first solar panels are being installed at the FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center.

The eight solar plants, all of which have a capacity of 74.5 MW, include:

·      FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua and Putnam counties (by Dec. 31, 2017)

·      FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County (by Dec. 31, 2017)

·      FPL Indian River Solar Energy Center, Indian River County (by Dec. 31, 2017)

·      FPL Wildflower Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County (by Dec. 31, 2017)

·      FPL Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Brevard County (by March 1, 2018)

·      FPL Blue Cypress Solar Energy Center, Indian River County (by March 1, 2018)

·      FPL Hammock Solar Energy Center, Hendry County (by March 1, 2018)

·      FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County (by March 1, 2018)

FPL now operates 335 MW of solar throughout the state, and plans to add 2,100 new MW of solar through 2023.