Duke Energy completed 74 MW »Hamilton« solar power plant in Florida

US utility Duke Energy announced the completion and operation of its new 74.9 MW »Hamilton« solar power plant in Jasper, Florida. The company broke ground for the »Hamilton« plant in July 2018. The project, originally developed by Tradewind Energy Inc., was completed by Duke Energy.
Furthermore, DEF announced plans to break ground in 2019 on the »Columbia« solar power plant in Fort White, Florida. It will be developed by Core Solar. DEF will own, operate and maintain the 74.9 MW facility, which is expected to be fully operational in March 2020.
The facilities are part of the company's strategic commitment to install or acquire 700 MW of solar energy in Florida through 2022. Duke Energy Florida (DEF) currently owns and operates nearly 100 MW of solar energy resources throughout its regulated service territory.
In addition to building universal solar plants, the company established a renewables service center, »helping more than 400 residential and business customers per month interconnect their private solar systems to the local electric grid,« says DEF. In the past five years, the number of customers who have interconnected their private solar in Florida increased by 750 percent.

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