April 2006 - Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced that it will install a 250-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Rothenbach Park in Sarasota. The project is part of FPL's commitment to develop new solar facilities as a result of customer participation in the utility's Sunshine Energy program. Under the program, residential customers can purchase renewable energy in increments of 1,000 kWh each month at an extra cost of $9.75. FPL has pledged to add 150 kW of solar capacity in Florida for every 10,000 customer signups. Currently, nearly 24,000 customers participate in the program, which is marketed in partnership with Green Mountain Energy Company of Austin, TX.
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