150-MW Solar Energy Projects Brought Online By Duke Energy
- The two solar power projects are of 74.0-MW each in Florida's Bay as well as Levy counties.
- When each is running at its height, each will generate adequate carbon-free power to power what would be equivalent to about 23,000 homes.
Duke Energy has brought 2 even more solar projects online in Florida's Bay and also Levy counties having collective capacity of 150 MW. This is simply 3 weeks after the firm revealed the conclusion of two solar sites in northern region of the state.
The new sites belong to the community solar program portfolio of Duke Energy called 'Clean Energy Connection,' and also contribute to its continued commitment in broadening its renewable energies as well as providing clean, reliable and budget friendly energy to program subscribers.
One solar energy project is called Bay Ranch Renewable Energy Center built on 650 acres which is a 74.9-MW facility. The sola farm consists of about 220,000 single-axis tracking photovoltaic panels, said Duke Energy.
The other is called Hardeetown Renewable Energy Center improved 750 acres that is 74.9-MW center. This solar project uses over 200,000 single-axis monitoring photovoltaic panels.
Duke Energy pointed out that at peak output, each site will certainly generate enough carbon-free electrical energy to power what would be equivalent to about 23,000 homes.
" Not only are these new solar sites assisting advance Florida's clean energy change, however they will certainly additionally provide real cost savings to dedicated program subscribers and added economic benefits to our communities," claimed Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president.
The Novel Program
Via the Clean Energy Connection program, Duke Energy Florida customers can register for solar energy as well as earn credits toward their electrical energy bills without having to install or preserve their own equipment.
Consumers subscribe to a portion of solar power from the business's Clean Energy Connection solar generation portfolio. The month-to-month subscription fee will certainly aid spend for the cost of building and operation of the business's solar generators at its renewable energy centers and is conveniently added to a consumer's normal electrical bill.
Enrolled income-qualified customers will receive instant bill financial savings, as monthly credits that they obtain will always be above the program fees.
In March, Duke Energy operationalised its largest solar energy plant ever before-- the 250 MW Pisgah Ridge Solar project in Texas.