Florida Gives Green Light to Largest Solar Power Plant in U.S.

The Florida Public Service Commission has “unanimously and enthusiastically” approved a plan to build America’s largest commercial solar-power plant in the state. The committee also gave the green light to a further two facilities, due to go on-line in 2009.

Florida Power & Light have selected SunPower to construct the three solar-power plants in the center of the state. The largest, a 75-megawatt plant in Martin County on the East Coast, will be connected to a natural gas plant. Another 25-megawatt plant in DeSoto County will be the largest photovoltaic facility in the country, while a third, 10-megawatt photovoltaic facility is to be housed at the Kennedy Space Center.

Speaking about the project, Howard Wenger, SunPower’s Senior Vice President, Global Business Units said, “These agreements confirm the growing trend in the U.S. to build solar power plants at a scale rivalling those in market-leading countries such as Germany and Spain.”

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Just when it looked like things were getting dark for solar, the tide has taken a turn for the better.

I’m not going to stand by idly while this revolution is taking place. I’m buying alternative energy stocks, damnit!

Another recent energy-related article of interested is the one about Al Gore’s ambitious plan to go 100% carbon neutral in only 10 years.

Enjoy the read.

2 thoughts on “Florida Gives Green Light to Largest Solar Power Plant in U.S.

  1. Gol

    I realize this post is dead, but I can’t it. Florida is going solar energy.

    Awesome! I meant this is Florida they should has the sunshine most of the years.

    Well, this is just the beginners.

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