- FPL has commissioned 5 new solar energy centers in Florida, each with 74.5 MW capacity
- These bring online 1.4 million solar panels contributing to the utility’s goal of installing 30 million solar panels by 2030
- In October 2020, it announced these projects are part of 14 such centers FPL has under construction across Florida
US electricity utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has completed 5 solar PV projects with 74.5 MW capacity each as part of its FPL SolarTogether community solar program. On December 28, 2020 it announced the 5 projects will begin operations by December 31, 2020.
Each of these 5 solar energy centers are stationed on some 500 acres of land and bring online power generated by 1.4 million solar panels. These projects are located in Baker County, Okeechobee County, Nassau County, St. Johns County and Union County.
Of these, 3 energy centers are 1st for the Nassau, St. Johns and Union counties, and for Baker and Okeechobee counties these are their 2nd projects. Power generated by these centers will be supplied to both residential and business consumers.
The 5 solar energy centers commissioned are part of the FPL’s 14 such centers it said were under construction across Florida in October 2020. Of these, 9 are yet to come online within 2021, and altogether the 14 projects will add close to 4.1 million solar panels to the state, out of 30 million solar panels FPL plans to bring online by 2030 under its 30-by-30 plan.
Under its SolarTogether program, FPL allows consumers the choice to go 100% solar through PV facilities built and maintained by the utility across the state while saving on upfront costs of an individual system (see 1.49 GW Community Solar Plan Of FPL Gets Green Signal In US).
According to the US Solar Market Insight Q4 2020 report of the SEIA and Wood Mackenzie, in Q3/2020 Florida along with Texas installed more than 2 GW solar out of 3.8 GW DC added during the quarter (see US Installed 3.8 GW DC New Solar In Q3/2020).