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  • Florida is one of only four states with utility-scale electricity generation from solar thermal technologies. 
  • Florida was second only to Texas in 2016 in net electricity generation, and third in the nation in electricity consumption, behind Texas and California.
  • Renewable energy accounted for almost 2.2% of Florida’s utility-scale net electricity generation in 2016. Nearly nine-tenths of that renewable power came from biomass.
  • In 2016, almost 87% of the natural gas delivered to consumers in Florida was used to generate electricity, and natural gas fueled two-thirds of Florida's net electricity generation.
  • Florida's Martin generating station, the only concentrating solar thermal plant east of the Rocky Mountains, produced about 22% of the state's utility-scale net solar generation in 2016.

Last Updated: September 21, 2017

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