How Solar Power Works

  1. Photovoltaic solar panels produce direct current when sunlight hits the panel’s solar cells.
  2. Direct current flows from the panels to an inverter that transforms the energy into alternating current.
  3. Alternating current then helps power up homes and businesses.
  4. On cloudy or rainy days, and at night, homes and businesses are powered by some of the cleanest power in the country, through FPL’s highly fuel-efficient fleet of natural gas and zero-emissions nuclear power.

 

Benefits of Solar Power

The benefits of solar energy can be both economic and environmental. Private rooftop solar systems can benefit a property owner, and universal solar energy centers – such as FPL’s solar power plants – deliver benefits to all via the energy grid. Solar can help promote cleaner air by reducing fossil-fuel usage and greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • My Solar Energy Options

    Discover which solar programs might be right for you and how we’re advancing solar energy in Florida while keeping bills among the lowest in the nation.

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  • Our Solar Power Plants

    Universal solar benefits everyone and is the fastest, most economical way to deliver solar, producing about 2.5 times more energy for the dollar than private rooftop solar.

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