Florida Utilities Offer Commits to Solar Energy

January 26, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Florida Power & Light Company announced it has received final approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to offer its 3.6 million residential customers an opportunity to enroll in a new program the company will call Sunshine Energy. Starting in February customers can enroll in the program offered as a choice for those who want to support cleaner, renewable electric generation and reduce the demand for electricity generated from fossil fuels. When customers choose FPL’s Sunshine Energy they will opt to pay approximately $9.75 extra each month to ensure 1,000 kWhs of cleaner electricity is produced by generators serving Florida and other states nationwide. Sources include wind, solar and bio-energy. FPL has committed to provide 150 kW of solar capacity in Florida for every 10,000 customers who enroll in the green energy program. Each 150 kW of solar capacity will generate enough pollution free electricity to avoid about 160 tons of carbon dioxide each year – as much as a car would produce if driven approximately 365,000 miles.

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