— In a survey of more than 1,300 U.S. power companies, the SunEdison Company said Florida is the state with the most wind energy.
It is the second-largest U.K. wind exporter.
The company said the Florida sun provides power to about 4 million homes and businesses in Florida.
In the survey, the U.N. Energy Agency said Florida has the world’s largest wind energy resources, with more than 4,400 megawatts (MW).
“Solar energy is an economic engine for Florida, and it’s an opportunity for the state to drive down its carbon footprint and meet the challenges of climate change,” SunEdson CEO and chairman David J. Hughes said in a statement.
The solar power has the potential to provide about 10 percent of the state’s power needs by 2020, according to SunEds estimate.
SunEdi’s solar energy is expected to generate up to $4.4 billion in annual economic benefits, according the company.
Sun Edson is the largest U.T.O. company, according in the company’s latest annual report.
Sun-based power companies including SunPower Corp., SunEd.
and SunPower Renewables are also working on solar projects, according SunEd, which has more than 3,000 employees.
Solar is a technology that can generate electricity by capturing sunlight.
It generates electricity by absorbing light from the sun, using an electric motor to spin a turbine, or by using a series of mirrors to reflect the sun’s light back onto the earth.
It also produces heat.
SunPower’s first solar project in Florida, SunEd Energy’s solar power plant, opened in March, and the company is working on two more projects in the state.
Sun Power is working to expand its solar project, which will generate more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity.
Sunpower Renewables is working with a developer to build a solar farm in Miami-Dade County and another in the Tampa Bay area.
Sun Energy Renewables says it is planning to build two new solar power projects in Florida over the next three years, including a 200-megawatt solar farm and an expansion of a solar plant in Miami.
SunEnergy Renewables also plans to expand a solar project near Fort Lauderdale and a new solar plant near Gainesville.