As the FPL subsidiary continues its parent’s solar push, 150 MW of solar and 409 MW of storage are set to come to the Sunshine State.
More than 1.3 GW will be built or owned by the utility across Florida and the Carolinas in the coming years, driven by the company’s Competitive Procurement for Renewable Energy program.
The utility plans to power the equivalent of 200,000 homes with solar energy by 2023, and retire a coal plant 18 years ahead of schedule.
Concerns were raised over plans to construct 10 new solar facilities and use a voluntary charge on residential and small business customers to help pay for them.
Also in the brief: Environmental concerns could limit the foreign market lor liquid natural gas (LNG), Trump administration lies about fracking employment.
Also in the brief: Trina Solar completed its acquisition of Spanish solar tracker company Nclave, Plus — A Florida county board denies a zoning exemption for a 650-acre solar project in a predominantly Black community after some residents said the proposal constituted environmental racism.
After one state rep and utility front group attacked the state’s net metering policy, Florida regulators have decided to hold a workshop where opponents and proponents alike can hash out their arguments, with the life of the program potentially hanging in the balance.
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