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Solar Spotlight- FLORIDA

At a glance

Solar Installed (MW): 2,289.58

National Ranking: 8th (4th in 2018)

Enough Solar Installed to Power: 275,814 homes

Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.18%

Solar Jobs: 10,358 (2nd in 2018)

Solar Companies in State: 578 (76 Manufacturers, 299 Installers/Developers, 203 Others)

Total Solar Investment in State: $3.94 billion

Prices have fallen: 47% over the last 5 years

Growth Projection and Ranking: 5,946 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd)

Number Of Installations: 33,313

Notable Projects

• Citrus Solar Energy Center was developed by Florida Power & Light Co. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 74.5 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 8,717 Florida homes.

• At 74 MW, Manatee Solar Energy Center in Parrish is among the largest solar installations in Florida. Completed in 2016 by Florida Power & Light Co, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 8,717 homes

• General Growth Properties is one of the first major corporations to go solar in Florida with their 1 MW Altamonte Mall project in Altamonte Springs

About SEIA

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All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

SEIA, National Solar Database:

SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:

SEIA, Solar Means Business:

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