Florida Power & Light Co. (Fpl) announced plans to build four new solar power plants in Florida this year for an undisclosed price, with all expected to begin providing power in early 2020.
Each of the new Fpl solar plants will be capable of generating 74.5 megawatts of power, for a combined addition of nearly 300 MW of new solar capacity, enough to power roughly 60,000 homes.
“The construction of four additional solar energy centers is just the latest demonstration of our laser focus on advancing solar energy for all of our customers, while keeping their bills lower than 90 percent of the country,” said Eric Silagy, FPL president and CEO.
Silagy added these solar plants are part of FPL’s commitment to installing 30 million more solar panels by 2030 across more than 100 new solar sites, Kallanish Energy reports.
The new solar plants will bring an additional $26 million in net-savings to FPL customers over the long-term, according to the project developer.
The new solar farms will be built in the Florida counties of Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Suwannee, and Manatee.
FPL currently operates 18 solar power plants, offering roughly 1,250 megawatts of capacity.