Florida Power & Light Company’s large-scale, universal solar energy center will have a positive impact on Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida.
We deliver electricity that is cleaner and more reliable than ever before, for a cost that is lower than it was more than a decade ago. This year, we are building four new solar power plants – nearly 300 MW of clean emissions-free energy – and are eager to bring the benefits of universal solar to Miami-Dade County in the near future.
The future FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center will be our largest solar investment in Miami-Dade County to date and is one of the many investments we are making in clean energy infrastructure throughout the community to address the county’s continued growth in ways that are economical and sustainable. Investments, such as these solar energy centers, are the reason FPL customer bills continue to be among the lowest in the nation – nearly 30 percent below the national average.
Artist rendering of FPL Miami-Dade 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 12,000 cars from the road each year.
This site is one of several new solar energy centers being built by FPL. Our plan to add more than 10 million solar panels from 2016 to 2023 is one of the largest solar expansions ever in the eastern United States.
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.
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.
The FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center will create several hundred jobs during construction, which in turn will provide an economic boost to local businesses.
FPL hosted an open house for the future FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center
Over the summer, our neighbors had an opportunity to learn more about our plans to build FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center. Members of the FPL team were available to answer questions and explain why the universal solar plant would be a good fit with the surrounding area.