Duke completes two Florida PV projects

Apr 14, 2023 03:40 PM ET
  • Sites in Alachua as well as Suwannee counties have an incorporated capacity of nearly 150MW
Duke completes two Florida PV projects
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Duke Energy has completed 2 solar projects in Alachua and also Suwannee counties in Florida, with an integrated capacity of almost 150MW.

These are the most recent sites in the firm's community solar programme portfolio Clean Energy Connection.

The 74.9 MW High Springs Renewable Energy Centre in Alachua consists of approximately 216,000 single-axis tracking solar panels.

The 74.9 MW Hildreth Renewable Energy Center is built on 635 acres in Suwannee County.

At top output, each site will produce enough carbon-free electricity to power what would amount about 23,000 homes.

With a mixed investment of over US$ 2bn, Duke Energy Florida's solar generation portfolio will consist of 25 grid-tied solar power plants that will certainly benefit all of the business's 1.9 million Florida clients, it claimed.

These projects will give about 1500MW of emission-free generation making use of around 5 million solar panels by 2024.

Duke Energy's Florida state president Melissa Seixas said: "The firm is well on its way to meeting a significant turning point by placing its 21st solar project in operation by the end of this year, providing on our consumer dedication to provide trustworthy, cost effective, clean energy.

" These financial investments allow Florida customers to appreciate renewable energy, while also supplying expense savings by lowering fuel use."

With the Clean Energy Connection programme, Duke Energy Florida customers can register for solar energy and also gain credits toward their electrical power bills without having to install or keep their very own equipment.

Customers sign up for a part of solar power from the business's Clean Energy Connection solar portfolio.

The month-to-month subscription fee will certainly assist spend for the cost of construction and also procedure of the renewable energy centres and is added to a consumer's regular electric bill.

Customers likewise obtain an equivalent subscription credit that represents their share of the energy generated by the solar centres in an offered month, multiplied by the subscription credit rate, which escalates over the life of the subscription.

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