NextEra Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Co., have joined The Scripps Research Institute and its Scripps Florida division to announce a cutting-edge collaboration focused on finding creative solutions for the next generation of clean energy.

The innovative multi-year partnership will combine the partners’ collective expertise to address three key challenges of the energy sector:

• Improving the economic viability of large-scale clean energy expansions;
• Increasing the output of next-generation renewable energy technologies; and
• Enhancing the efficiency and storage capabilities of the nation’s electric grid.

“Energy independence is critical for the future of our economy, security and environment – for Florida and the nation as a whole. To compete in the rapidly growing renewable energy economy and secure a clean energy future, this partnership will tackle the energy challenges of tomorrow by advancing clean energy research today,” said NextEra Energy President and COO Jim Robo. “We are fortunate to have such a renowned research facility in our backyard, and our synergy is powerful.”

“We are delighted to participate in this partnership, which advances the knowledge-based economy in the state,” said Harry Orf, vice president for scientific operations at Scripps Florida. “These kinds of collaborations are critical to the economic future of Florida.”

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