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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County are working together on plans for a solar energy center.

County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and FPL officials gave a tour of the future solar energy center, which is under construction.

The mayor says the collaboration is a big step forward.

“It’s in our mutual interest to help FPL develop clean energy. Also helps us attract new businesses and helps with economic development.”

The project is a part of a plan to add one million solar panels in Miami-Dade County over the next few years.

The solar power plant is on track to be completed and operational by early 2019.