FPL has constructed and commissioned three solar power plants that together create 110 megawatts of clean energy for 4.5 million customers throughout the state.
The development and expansion of renewable energy production and technologies:
Create thousands of good-paying jobs
Deliver economic investment to local communities
Attract manufacturing facilities and research centers to Florida
Provide increased tax revenue for local governments and school districts
Throughout the life of the projects, FPL’s Next Generation Solar Energy Centers will:
Generate clean, emissions-free, renewable solar energy while producing no waste
Prevent the emission of more than 3.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to removing 25,000 cars from the road every year
If the state were to enable utilities to pursue renewable energy projects up to 2 percent of revenues, FPL would immediately begin construction on more than 500 megawatts of new solar projects.
Several projects are permitted and shovel-ready.
Potential for 10,000 – 15,000 new direct and indirect jobs in the first three years.
With a strong commitment from the state, large-scale renewable energy projects could attract new research and development, manufacturing and more to Florida, laying the foundation for a lasting industry to support the state’s long-term economic growth.