US utility FPL has commenced construction on 4 solar power plants with 74.5 MW capacity each in the state. They are part of its strategy to add close to 2.1 GW of solar capacity between 2017 and 2023 in Florida. (Photo Credit: www.goodfreephotos.com)
- US utility FPL has commenced construction on 4 solar power plants in the state
- All of these plants will have individual capacities of 74.5 MW each; the combined capacity will amount to 298 MW
- The plants will be located in the counties of St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Volusia and Columbia
- Together, their combined generation on completion in early 2019 is expected to save $40 million for FPL customers
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Florida, US based utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has started construction of four solar power plants with a combined capacity of 298 MW. All four projects have individual capacities of 74.5 MW each.
These plants are being established in the counties of St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Volusia and Columbia. Together all these plants are expected to generate enough clean energy to help FPL customers save over $40 million as net lifetime savings.
FPL says the scheduled date when these plants will enter operations is in early 2019. These will join its fleet of 14 major solar power plants and more than 200 smaller solar installations whose combined capacity is over 935 MW. The utility aims to have some 10 million solar panels in operation by 2022. The four new plants announced will help it reach more than halfway to its goal.
In June 2017, FPL had launched construction for eight solar power plants, also with 74.5 MW capacity each (see 600 MW PV Capacity Coming Up In Florida). Between 2017 and 2023, FPL wants to add close to 2.1 GW of new solar power capacity. All these plants are part of this strategy.