July 11, 2008

Florida Power & Light Selects SunPower to Build Solar Power Plant

The Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of the FPL Group, has selected SunPower to build a solar photovoltaic power plant in the DeSoto County of Florida, and a second power plant at the Kennedy Space Center.

The installation will include a 25MW power plant in DeSoto County, Florida, and a 10MW 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, while the plant at the Kennedy Space Center will be completed in 2010. Construction is contingent on approval of the Florida Public Service Commission.

Howard Wenger, senior vice president of global business units for SunPower, said: "These agreements confirm the growing trend in the US to build solar power plants at a scale rivaling those in countries such as Germany and Spain. With these agreements totaling approximately 35MW, we applaud Florida Power & Light's commitment and leadership in renewable energy."