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Learn about Solar Energy

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 while continuing to keep customer bills among the lowest in the nation.

How universal solar energy centers work

Watch this video to learn how solar energy centers work.

how solar power works video

FPL Solar Energy Center Characteristics

Quiet

No louder than the ambient
noise of the neighborhood* 

Clean

Zero carbon
emissions

Environmentally Friendly

Protects land, water,
and wildlife

Healthy

Generates air and water
quality benefits

Secure

Site status and
performance
monitored 24/7

Good Investment

Adds to county tax base,
creates jobs, and generates
economic benefits for the
community

Minimal Visual Impact

Panels sit low to the ground
and are often hidden from
view behind trees and
shrubs

Great Neighbors

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

solar panels at wildflower solar center

FPL Solar Stewardship Program

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.

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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