FPL’s solar energy expansion – the largest in the U.S. – is a part of our ambitious Real Zero™ goal of eliminating carbon emissions from our power plant fleet by no later than 2045. We plan to achieve Real Zero with a diverse mix of solar, batteries, existing nuclear, green hydrogen and other renewables sources. And, as we work toward Real Zero, we intend to keep customer bills well below the national average just as they’ve been for more than a decade.
Today, FPL is the largest generator of solar energy in Florida with dozens of solar energy centers in operation from coast to coast as well as additional solar installations across the state
Our solar energy centers generate clean energy for homes and businesses across Florida. Each 74.5 megawatt (MW) solar energy center can produce enough zero-emissions energy to power approximately 15,000 homes per year while eliminating emissions equivalent to taking 14,000 cars off the road each year.
For more than a decade, FPL has been leading the smart, cost-conscious expansion of solar energy in Florida, and now, we are rapidly adding even more solar as part of our Real Zero goal to completely eliminate our carbon emissions from our power plant fleet in Florida.
Watch this video to learn how solar energy centers work.
No louder than the ambient
noise of the neighborhood*
Protects land, water,
Generates air and water
Site status and
Adds to county tax base,
creates jobs, and generates
economic benefits for the
Minimal Visual Impact
Panels sit low to the ground
and are often hidden from
view behind trees and
No water or fuel required,
no lights at night, no
increase to traffic, and no
property value impacts
*Based on noise levels at a distance of 150 feet from the inverters - closer than a typical site setback
Our solar stewardship program involves site-specific environmental enhancements and preservation plans. That includes restoring wetland and upland habitats by planting native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers to make solar sites more bird- and pollinator-friendly. We also consider the installation of wildlife-friendly fencing, nest boxes for waterfowl and cavity birds and T-perches for raptors to enhance the use of native wildlife at our solar sites.
Protecting the environment is crucial, but we can’t do it alone. Through a partnership with Audubon Florida, an organization which advocates for the protection of land, water and wildlife, the majority of FPL solar energy centers are or will be solar stewardship sites.
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.