MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County are working together on plans for a solar energy center.READ MORE: Clear Masks Make It Possible For Children To See A Teacher's Facial Expressions At Baptist Health System Learning Centers
County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and FPL officials gave a tour of the future solar energy center, which is under construction.
We took a tour this morning of the FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center. Through a joint participation agreement between #OurCounty, FPL, and several other local organizations and conservation agencies, this farm will have 300,000 solar panels to generate energy in our community. pic.twitter.com/WVyS4nh9GG
— Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) October 18, 2018READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Doctor, Researcher Joseph Ladapo 'We're Done With Fear' As New Surgeon General
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.MORE NEWS: Should Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Keep His Job? Survey Sent To Hundreds Of Police Officers
The solar power plant is on track to be completed and operational by early 2019.