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Florida leads state in solar, according to new report

Solar panels gather sunlight in Florida.
Solar panels gather sunlight in Florida.

Florida leads the Southeast in solar capacity, according to a new report. 

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy ranked utilities throughout the Southeast based on solar power watts sourced to customers and on projections for capacity in 2025.

The top rankers are OUC, Tampa Electric FP&L and Duke Energy Florida.

But Bryan Jacob of the alliance says FP&L parent company NextEra recently announced a plan to stop all carbon emissions by 2045. 

“It’s the first time any utility in the Southeast really has expressed an ambition at the level and scale that we have been encouraging them to.”  

Meanwhile FP&L pushed anti-solar legislation this spring, which the governor vetoed. 

Produced with assistance from the Public Media Journalists Association Editor Corps funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

 

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Amy Green