During a virtual event Wednesday where the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), a regional nonprofit focused on the transition to clean energy, shared details on their fourth annual “Solar in the Southeast” report, lead author and SACE’s Solar Program Director Bryan Jacob announced that the Sunshine State had surpassed North Carolina to become the region’s “solar leader.”
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2000+ MW of solar capacity operated by FPL
FPL’s unprecedented “30-by-30” plan to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030, totaling more than 11,000 MW of solar energy generation, will make the state of Florida a world leader in solar energy.
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FPL unveiled the battery at its Manatee Solar Energy Center Monday. It’s “the world’s largest battery when measured by generating output and the world’s largest solar-powered battery when measured by both total output and capacity per hour,” according to the company. The battery is measured at 409 megawatts and 900 megawatt hours. That gives it the power of 100 million iPhone batteries and allows it to power nearly 330,000 homes for more than two hours.
Destin, Florida’s Hurlburt Field will undergo a comprehensive energy infrastructure upgrade. The project, led by Schneider Electric, will modernize infrastructure that supports critical power supply and grid stability needs at the base, which is home to the US Air Force’s Special Operations Command (HQ AFSOC). Through the $22.6 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Schneider Electric, the project will reduce Hurlburt Field’s energy costs by 17.7% – resulting in $1.5 million in savings annually over the 22-year contract term for the US Defense Department (DoD).
The company last year announced it was establishing its headquarters in Titusville.