By Editors of Power Engineering
Florida Power & Light has officially commissioned four of the eight new solar facilities it is building across the state, adding nearly 300 MW to the grid.
Each of the facilities have a capacity of 74.5 MW, and the four completed sites have a combined one million solar panels.
“The truth is progress like this doesn’t happen by accident. It’s because of our culture of responsible innovation and an unwavering commitment to customers that we’re able to deliver cleaner, more reliable energy while keeping electric bills among the lowest in the country,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.
The four completed plants include:
· FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, located in Alachua and Putnam counties
· FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County
· FPL Indian River Solar Energy Center, Indian River County
· FPL Wildflower Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
The four remaining plants, all scheduled to enter service by March 1, include:
· FPL Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Brevard County (entering service by March 1, 2018)
· FPL Blue Cypress Solar Energy Center, Indian River County (entering service by March 1, 2018)
· FPL Hammock Solar Energy Center, Hendry County (entering service by March 1, 2018)
· FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County (entering service by March 1, 2018)
FPL plans to continue building solar facilities, and plans to grow to 10 million solar panels across the state by 2023.