Florida Power & Light (FPL) said 10 new solar farms came online January 31.
The facilities combined can generate 745 MW and are scattered throughout the Sunshine State.
Notably, FPL said the Cavendish Solar Energy Center – located in Okeechobee County – will help power the electrolysis process to produce hydrogen. FPL’s Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub is expected complete by the end of 2023.
The utility said the hydrogen produced will be compressed, stored and mixed into existing natural gas infrastructure at FPL’s Okeechobee Clean Energy Center, a 3-on-1 combined cycle plant with a capacity of approximately 1622 MW.
The new solar facilities are:
· FPL Chipola River Solar Energy Center (Calhoun County)
· FPL Flowers Creek Solar Energy Center (Calhoun County)
· FPL Anhinga Solar Energy Center (Clay County)
· FPL First City Solar Energy Center (Escambia County)
· FPL Apalachee Solar Energy Center (Jackson County)
· FPL Everglades Solar Energy Center (Miami-Dade County)
· FPL Cavendish Solar Energy Center (Okeechobee County)
· FPL Blackwater River Solar Energy Center (Santa Rosa County)
· FPL Pink Trail Solar Energy Center (St. Lucie County)
· FPL Bluefield Preserve Solar Energy Center (St. Lucie County)
FPL – a NextEra Energy subsidiary – now has 60 solar energy centers installed statewide.
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