San Jose, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SunPower Corporation announced that it has been selected by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to build one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States and a second power plant at the Kennedy Space Center. The installations will include a 25-megawatt (MW) power plant in DeSoto County, Florida and a 10-MW project at the Kennedy Space Center.
SunPower will design and build the facilities and FPL will own, operate and maintain the systems. The DeSoto plant will be completed in 2009. The plant at the Kennedy Space Center will be completed in 2010. Construction is contingent on approval of the Florida Public Service Commission.
“These agreements confirm the growing trend in the U.S. to build solar power plants at a scale rivaling those in market-leading countries such as Germany and Spain,” said Howard Wenger, senior vice president, global business units for SunPower. “With these agreements totaling approximately 35 megawatts, we applaud Florida Power & Light’s commitment and leadership in renewable energy.”