FPL brings online 298 MW of solar parks in Florida

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February 4 (Renewables Now) - Florida Power & Light Co (FPL) last week put on stream four solar power plants with a combined capacity of 298 MW, lifting its installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity to over 1,200 MW.

The FPL Interstate Solar Energy Centre in St Luice County, the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Centre in Miami-Dade County, the FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Centre in Volusia County and the FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Centre in Columbia County have all started powering FPL customers, the company said on Thursday. It estimates they will bring net lifetime savings of over USD 40 million (EUR 34.9m) to its clients.

The plants, each with a capacity of 74.5 MW, use more than 1 million solar panels. They expand FPL’s portfolio of commissioned utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) parks in Florida to 18, which combined with small installations have a total capacity of 1,250 MW.

The company, which is a unit of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE), last month unveiled plans to add over 30 million solar panels totalling 11,000 MW in Florida by 2030 and said it will make “unprecedented new investments” in energy storage projects.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.873)

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