Florida Power & Light Company’s large-scale, universal solar energy center will have a positive impact on DeSoto County as well as 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. We tripled Florida’s solar energy capacity in the last year alone, and are eager to bring more universal solar to your county.
FPL built Florida’s first solar plant in DeSoto County back in 2009 and we installed 74.5 megawatts of solar capacity last year. The addition of the FPL Osprey Solar Energy Center would make DeSoto County the solar capital of Florida, generating more solar power than any other county in the state!
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.
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 proposed Osprey Solar Energy Center could create about 200 jobs during construction, which in turn will provide an economic boost to local businesses.