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How can we slash carbon emissions, build a more resilient grid and continue to keep utility bills well below the national average?  And how can we do it faster and at scale?

These are the questions we ask every day at Florida Power and Light. And as we celebrate Earth Day, our company is distinctly aware of the fact that the innovations we conceptualize today will power Florida homes and businesses 10 and 20 years from now.

It makes sense that Florida should be at the forefront of game-changing advances in clean energy. Around 800 new Floridians arrive here daily, a trend accelerated during the pandemic. In fact, according to the Florida Chamber, if Florida were a country, it would have the 17th largest economy in the world.  These trends are good for employment and the rest of our state’s economy, but they also require smart infrastructure and planning. We believe FPL’s clean energy initiatives could produce the types of breakthroughs that will help solve our state’s unique energy challenges sustainably and responsibly.

Florida Power and Light’s new solar power center in Elkton can produce enough power for 15,000 homes. The nearly 3000,000 solar panels cover more than 800 acres.

We’re not just talking about solar. We’re talking about groundbreaking batteries that will unlock the full promise of energy from the sun, renewable microgrids to power small cities and a transportation infrastructure that will make driving electric easy and fun. We’re even exploring green hydrogen.

FPL expects to have more than 40 operating solar energy centers by the end of this year, and over 100 by the end of the decade as we close in on our plan to install 30 million solar panels by 2030. And while our solar expansion is unprecedented, pairing solar with energy storage takes it to the next level.