MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Power & Light brought the Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center online on Feb. 1, which means part of the Miami grid is now being powered by solar energy.
The 300,000-solar panel installation is the largest solar installation ever to be built in South Florida.
"It's one of four new power plants that went online just a couple weeks ago," Stephen Heiman, of FPL, said. "There are 450 acres out here, comprising 300,000 solar panels and it will bring zero emissions energy to the Miami-Dade area."
The project is part of what FPL said is a multiyear collaboration between FPL and Miami-Dade County to advance energy projects that will help improve the resilience of the community.
FPL also announced its plan to bring 30 million solar panels to Florida by 2030.