Duke Energy builds 1st utility-scale project in Florida county

May 25, 2022 10:33 AM ET
  • Duke Energy Florida completed its initial utility-scale solar project in Bay County, Florida. The 74.9-MW Sandy Creek Solar Power Plant was improved 625 acres as well as is constructed from approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, efficient in generating adequate power to power approximately 23,000 homes annually at peak manufacturing.
Duke Energy builds 1st utility-scale project in Florida county
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" Expanding renewable energy in Florida is a top priority for us, as well as we are proud to complete the initial utility-scale solar site in Bay County," stated Melissa Seixas, head of state of Duke Energy Florida. "This project will play a significant function in our state's change towards a cleaner energy future and also demonstrates how neighbors, companies and also communities can come together to make meaningful effects that will certainly benefit Florida's environment, energy system as well as electrical clients."

The new facility becomes part of Duke Energy Florida's strategy to supply clients with 700 MW of clean energy via the completion of 10 centers by 2022. These 10 centers are located throughout Florida, as much southern as Highlands County and also as far north as Hamilton County. Nine of the 10 centers are now in service, while the remaining website in Hardee County is unfinished as well as expected to be completed this summer.

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