PRIME AE has played a pivotal role in advancing the development of over 460 megawatts (MW) of utility scale solar energy generation. Although Florida does not have a renewable portfolio standard in place, utility providers in the state have recognized the importance of diversifying their energy mix by incorporating solar power.
As the engineer of record, we delivered comprehensive consulting services across various aspects, including site selection, due diligence, hydrologic modeling, engineering design, preparation of construction drawings, environmental and local permitting, and providing construction administration for more than 10 projects.
Florida Power & Light (FPL) is on the verge of generating more solar power than coal and oil combined. FPL’s 30-by 30 Plan will result in the largest installation of solar panels by a regulated utility in the world. Currently, FPL generates in excess of 1,200 megawatts from solar sources.
Tampa Electric (TECO) is also making significant strides in embracing solar energy. TECO photovoltaic solar initiatives are expected to contribute a total of 600 MW, equivalent to powering over 100,000 homes. This represents nearly 7 percent of TECO’s overall energy generation derived from solar sources.