Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has commissioned three new solar energy centers in Florida that will offer reasonably priced and dependable electric supply to FPL customers. The company currently runs 63 sites across the state, bringing power to a little under one million homes in Florida.
“The new sites are also part of FPL’s SolarTogether program, which offers FPL customers the ability to invest in community solar without having to put solar panels on their roof and can help drive down their bills over time,” said Tim Oliver, vice president of FPL development.
The three new sites are:
- FPL Chautauqua Solar Energy Center in Walton County
- FPL Wild Azalea Solar Energy Center in Gadsden County
- FPL Shirer Branch Solar Energy Center in Calhoun County
These facilities fall under FPL’s SolarTogether program, the biggest community solar program in the U.S. FPL customers receive monthly bill credits, as part of the program, which they can utilize to reduce their electricity bill.
All of FPL’s solar energy center offer tax revenue in the hundreds of thousands to their respective counties over the life of the project, in addition to a boost in habitats and biodiversity. FPL commissioned 13 new solar energy centers in 2023. The company ensures every site does not burden public services. The sites also run without fuel or water.