Advancing solar to Northwest Florida
Gulf Power is a subsidiary of Florida-based NextEra Energy, the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. True to our corporate parent’s values, Gulf Power is working to deliver cleaner energy and reduce carbon emissions while ensuring long-term reliability and lower costs for our customers. Renewable energy is absolutely an important and growing part of our energy mix.
Gulf Power Solar Energy Centers
- Cotton Creek Solar Energy Center
- NAS Pensacola Saufley Solar Field
- NAS Whiting Field Holley Solar Field
- Eglin Air Force Base Solar Field
- Blue Indigo Solar Energy Center
- Blue Springs Solar Energy Center
NAS Pensacola Saufley Solar Field
Eglin Air Force Base Solar Field
NAS Whiting Field Holley Solar Field
Combined Gulf Power Solar Energy Centers
Produce 344 megawatts of solar energy
Generate enough electricity to power ~65,000 homes annually
Generate zero-emissions electricity – equivalent to removing more than 134,800 cars from the road each year
How large-scale solar works
As sunlight hits the solar panels, the energy from the sun is converted into direct current (DC) electricity before it flows into power inverters where it is converted into alternating current (AC).
The zero-emissions electricity travels through transformers and the voltage is boosted for delivery onto the electric grid for delivery to homes and businesses.