Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced that it has broken ground on its Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, a hybrid solar energy plant and the first utility-scale solar facility in Florida. The 75-megawatt facility marks an important early step in Florida's quest to use more solar energy, the utility said.

"Florida's future growth and economic strength depends on how we address climate change, and we know we can reduce greenhouse gases by using fewer fossil fuels and more natural energy sources like solar." -- Florida Governor Charlie Crist