Babcock Ranch, Florida

FPL Partners with Edison Awards to Celebrate Nation's Most Innovative Companies

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

FORT MYERS, Fla., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) as a new gold sponsor for its 2021 Edison Awards.

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  • FORT MYERS, Fla., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) as a new gold sponsor for its 2021 Edison Awards.
  • "We're looking forward to a long and successful partnership with FPL," said Edison Universe Executive Director Frank Bonafilia.
  • "There are a number of unique opportunities that exist between the Edison Awards' support for innovation and FPL, including their new 35 Mules innovation hub."
  • Babcock Ranch developer Kitson & Partners and FPL partnered and broke ground on the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center in 2015.

Meritage Homes Announces Opening of New Model Home in Babcock Ranch

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:48pm

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes , the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., today announced the official opening of its model home, the Osprey, within the Lake Babcock neighborhood in Babcock Ranch.

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  • PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meritage Homes , the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., today announced the official opening of its model home, the Osprey, within the Lake Babcock neighborhood in Babcock Ranch.
  • With the increasing demand for sustainable and affordable new homes, Meritage Homes has designed cost-effective homes that include energy-efficient features standard.
  • Babcock Ranch is the nations first solar-powered community, which aligns perfectly with Meritage Homes vision for building better, healthier homes for buyers.
  • The Meritage Homes Babcock Ranch community will offer six designer-curated ranch and two-story options ranging from approximately 1,400 to just over 3,000 square feet, with prices starting from the mid-$200,000s.

Lennar Announces Two New Golf-Course And Lifestyle Communities Near Coastal Punta Gorda, FL

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Or they can just enjoy their state-of-the-art homes featuring a wide array of smart features and built-in Wi-Fi."

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  • Or they can just enjoy their state-of-the-art homes featuring a wide array of smart features and built-in Wi-Fi."
  • The gated community offers terrace condominiums, veranda condominiums, executive homes, coach homes and estate homes all in the modern coastal architectural style.
  • For more on Babcock National, visit the community at 42911 Lake Babcock Drive, Babcock Ranch, FL 33982 or call (877) 45-LENNAR.
  • For more on Heritage Landing, visit the community at 14701 Heritage Landing Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL 33955 or call (877) 45-LENNAR.

New report ranks FPL a national leader in solar energy

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:18pm

"Being recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy is a testament to FPL's commitment to making smart investments for our customers," said FPL President and CEO, Eric Silagy.

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  • "Being recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy is a testament to FPL's commitment to making smart investments for our customers," said FPL President and CEO, Eric Silagy.
  • "Our unprecedented solar expansion is making Florida a world leader in solar energy, while we continue to keep FPL customer bills among the lowest in the country."
  • FPL also recently requested Public Service Commission approval of a new community solar program, FPL SolarTogetherSM, which would offer FPL customers the opportunity to directly participate in Florida's transformation to a world leader in solar energy.
  • FPL currently operates approximately 1,250 megawatts of universal solar capacity comprised of 18 solar power plants, including two that feature advanced battery storage systems, and more than 200 smaller solar installations, including:
    FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy and Battery Storage Center, Charlotte County
    FPL Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Brevard County
    FPL Blue Cypress Solar Energy Center, Indian River County
    FPL Citrus Solar Energy and Battery Storage Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County
    FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County
    FPL Hammock Solar Energy Center, Hendry County
    FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua and Putnam counties
    FPL Indian River Solar Energy Center, Indian River County
    FPL Interstate Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County
    FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center, Manatee County
    FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, Miami-Dade County
    FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Center, Volusia County
    FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center, Brevard County
    FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center, Columbia County
    FPL Wildflower Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Solar Circuit at Daytona International Speedway, Volusia County
    Solar research installation at Florida International University, Miami-Dade County
    In addition, FPL recently announced the start of construction on its 10 newest solar power plants, which are expected to begin powering customers by early 2020 and bring the company's total installed solar capacity to approximately 2,000 megawatts:
    FPL Babcock Preserve Solar Energy Center, Charlotte County
    FPL Blue Heron Solar Energy Center, Hendry County
    FPL Cattle Ranch Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center, Suwannee County
    FPL Hibiscus Solar Energy Center, Palm Beach County
    FPL Northern Preserve Solar Energy Center, Baker County
    FPL Okeechobee Solar Energy Center, Okeechobee County
    FPL Southfork Solar Energy Center, Manatee County
    FPL Sweetbay Solar Energy Center, Martin County
    FPL Twin Lakes Solar Energy Center, Putnam County
    Florida Power& Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida.

FPL starts construction on 10 more solar energy centers across Florida

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:23pm

JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced the start of construction on its 10 newest solar power plants that are expected to begin powering customers by early 2020:

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  • JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced the start of construction on its 10 newest solar power plants that are expected to begin powering customers by early 2020:
    FPL Babcock Preserve Solar Energy Center, Charlotte County
    FPL Blue Heron Solar Energy Center, Hendry County
    FPL Cattle Ranch Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center, Suwannee County
    FPL Hibiscus Solar Energy Center, Palm Beach County
    FPL Northern Preserve Solar Energy Center, Baker County
    FPL Okeechobee Solar Energy Center, Okeechobee County
    FPL Southfork Solar Energy Center, Manatee County
    FPL Sweetbay Solar Energy Center, Martin County
    FPL Twin Lakes Solar Energy Center, Putnam County
    "FPL is well on its way to making Florida a world leader in solar energy," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL.
  • FPL currently operates 18 solar power plants, two that feature innovative energy storage, and hundreds of smaller solar installations*.
  • Florida's largest generator of solar power, FPL has approximately 1,250 megawatts of universal solar capacity, including:
    FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy and Battery Storage Center, Charlotte County
    FPL Barefoot Bay Solar Energy Center, Brevard County
    FPL Citrus Solar Energy and Battery Storage Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County
    FPL DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center,St.
  • Lucie County
    FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua and Putnam counties
    FPL Indian River Solar Energy Center, Indian River County
    FPL Interstate Solar Energy Center, St. Lucie County
    FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center, Manatee County
    FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center, Miami-Dade County
    FPL Pioneer Trail Solar Energy Center, Volusia County
    FPL Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center, Brevard County
    FPL Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center, Columbia County
    FPL Wildflower Solar Energy Center, DeSoto County
    FPL Solar Circuit at Daytona International Speedway, Volusia County*
    Solar research installation at Florida International University, Miami-Dade County*
    Florida Power & Light Companyis the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida.