Florida Power & Light Company’s large-scale, universal solar energy center will have a positive impact on Alachua and Putnam Counties as well as the State of Florida.

We are proud to provide more than 20,000 customers in Alachua and Putnam with electricity that is cleaner and more reliable than ever before, for a cost that is lower than it was more than a decade ago. We tripled Florida’s solar energy capacity in the last year alone, and are eager to bring the benefits of universal solar to your counties.

 

Artist rendering of FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center.

The solar plant will generate zero-emissions electricity for FPL customers – enough to power approximately 15,000 Florida homes and equivalent to removing approximately 12,600 cars from the road each year.

The perfect neighbor

Universal solar energy centers are virtually silent, require no water for operation or maintenance, and solar arrays sit low to the ground. A solar center does not require staff to operate so it won’t bring more traffic to the area after construction.

Like all good neighbors, we work hard to minimize impacts from construction, which is expected to last about six to eight months.

Cost-effective energy

FPL’s new solar plants are designed to result in no net cost for customers by generating savings on fuel and other costs to offset the cost of construction over their operating lifetime.

Job creation

The proposed Horizon Solar Energy Center could create about 200 jobs during construction, which in turn will provide an economic boost to local businesses.

Potential Project Timeline

Putnam County has approved this project to move forward. Based on previously constructed solar energy centers, the following timeline is an estimate.

County Comprehensive Plan Submission – Completed
Community Open House – Completed
Target Construction Start – 2Q 2017
Commercial Operation Date – 4Q 2017