February 2, 2019
The sun shines a LOT in Florida. Which would make it a pretty good place for, say, solar energy, wouldn’t you think?
One of that state’s utilities, Florida Power & Light (FPL), thinks so, too. Along with its sister company, NextEra Energy Resources, FPL is already one of the world’s largest producers of renewable energy from wind and the sun. And now FPL has announced a groundbreaking “30-by-30” plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030, resulting in the largest installation of solar panels by a regulated utility in the world.
The company has one remaining coal-fired plant, which it plans on shuttering by the end of the year. and make the state of Florida a “world leader in the production of solar energy.”
When the “30-by-30” plan is completed, FPL anticipates that it will be the largest utility owner and operator of solar power in America.
There’s a lot more to do if we are to make a serious dent in carbon emissions, but this ain’t bad.