FPL says it has an operational solar power capacity of around 1.25 GW comprising large scale projects and smaller scale installations. Now it aims to have 30 million solar panels deployed by 2030. In this scheme of things, it will start working on 4 projects of 74.5 MW each in 2019. Pictured is a file photo from FPL dated September 13, 2017. (Photo Credit: Florida Light & Power Company)
- US electric utility FPL has said it will start work on 4 solar power plants of 74.5 MW capacity each
- The 300 MW cumulative capacity is likely to start commercial operations and will be connected to the grid in early 2020
- These projects will be located in Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County, Suwannee County and Manatee County
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Florida based utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) says it will install over 1 million solar panels in 2019 in the form of 4 projects of 74.5 MW each. All the projects with 300 MW combined capacity will start commercial operations in early 2020, when it expects an additional $26 million net-savings for FPL customers over the long-term.
The solar power projects of Okeechobee in Okeechobee County, Hibiscus in Palm Beach County, Echo River in Suwannee County and Southfork in Manatee County are part of the utility’s commitment to install 30 million more solar panels by 2030, a plan it terms as 30 by 30.
The projects will add to FPL’s current fleet of 18 operational solar power plants, out of which 2 have energy storage components, and other smaller solar installations. In all, FPL says its cumulative solar power capacity is around 1.25 GW.