Florida Power & Light

March 2017

 

FPL Hammock Solar Energy Center

Potential Site for a Future Clean Energy Center

 

Florida Power & Light Company’s proposed large-scale, universal solar energy center could have a positive impact on Hendry County and the State of Florida.

We deliver electricity that is cleaner and more reliable than ever before, for a cost that is lower than it was more than a decade ago. We tripled Florida’s solar energy capacity in the last year alone, and are eager to bring the benefits of universal solar to your county.

 

Quick Facts

Location: Hendry County
Acreage: 957
Number of Panels: ~330,000
Megawatts: 74.5

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The solar plant will generate zero-emissions electricity for FPL customers – enough to power approximately 15,000 Florida homes and equivalent to removing approximately 12,600 cars from the road each year.

 

The perfect neighbor

Universal solar energy centers are virtually silent, require no water for operation or maintenance, and solar arrays sit low to the ground. A solar center does not require staff to operate so it won’t bring more traffic to the area after construction.

Like all good neighbors, we work hard to minimize impacts from construction, which is expected to last about six to eight months.

Cost-effective energy

FPL’s new solar plants are designed to result in no net cost for customers by generating savings on fuel and other costs to offset the cost of construction over their operating lifetime.

 

Job creation

The proposed Hammock Energy Center could create about 200 jobs during construction, which in turn will provide an economic boost to local businesses.

 

Environmental benefits

During operation, solar energy centers create no dust, pollution or other effects that would adversely impact an adjacent community. Solar panels are supported by small steel posts that require no concrete. With no impact on the productivity of the soil, panels can be easily removed at the end of the solar site’s lifespan, which is about 30 years.

 

Cleaner air

The plant will prevent an estimated 118,000 metric tons of carbon emissions every year – the equivalent of removing approximately 12,600 passenger vehicles from the road.

Saving water

The solar center doesn’t require water to operate.