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NextEra Affiliate to Install 1M Solar Panels at Treasure Coast

NextEra Energy 's NEE affiliate Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) installed the first of nearly 1 million new solar panels along the Treasure Coast at the Solar Energy Center in Indian River Count

A Detailed View

Florida Power & Light has plans to build three new universal solar energy centers in the region. Two of these centers will be located in Indian River County and one in St. Lucie County. These centers will provide cost effective, clean and emission-free energy by early next year.

The company has plans to construct and place a total of eight solar power plants by early 2018. As a result, Treasure Coast facilities are expected to become a part of one of the largest solar expansion plans in the eastern U.S. The entire project will include over 2.5 million solar panels with approximately 600 megawatts of solar capacity, which can power up to 120,000 homes.

Florida Power & Light is teaming up with Veterans Florida, Indian River State College and others. The company also has plans to provide U.S. military veterans with careers in solar.

FPL's Solar Focus

Owing to favorable weather conditions, Florida holds the ninth rank in the nation when it comes to solar resource. From 2017-2023, FPL plans to add approximately 2,100 MW of...