Green Program Success Funds Solar Projects

August 9, 2004 [] Florida Power & Light Company announced that nearly 6,000 FPL customers are now enrolled in its new Sunshine Energy program. FPL says these enrollments for cleaner electricity have taken place in less than six months, making the Sunshine Energy program the fastest growing green pricing program in the Southeast. Furthermore, at the current rate, this green power program will be the largest in the Southeast by the end of the year. When customers choose FPL’s Sunshine Energy program they will pay only $9.75 extra each month to ensure 1,000 kWh of cleaner electricity is produced by generators serving Florida and other states nationwide. Customers will support cleaner electricity generated from wind, solar and bio-energy. The monthly charge will appear on the FPL electric bill. An important element of the Sunshine Energy program is FPL’s commitment to build new renewable facilities in the state of Florida. For every 10,000 customers who sign up for Sunshine Energy, FPL will provide 150 kW of solar capacity in Florida – twice as large as one of the state’s largest solar facilities. That equals 15,000 square feet, which is about one-third the size of a regulation football field. FPL says it will be announcing the location for the first solar facility in the coming weeks.
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