Duke Energy Florida announces 4 new solar sites

The 74.5-MW »Duette Solar Power Plant« is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

Duke Energy Florida, part of Duke Energy Corp., announced the locations of its four newest solar power plants. The sites include »Hildreth Solar Power Plant« in Suwannee County, the »Bay Ranch Solar Power Plant« in Bay County, the »Hardeetown Solar Power Plant« in Levy County and the »High Springs Solar Power Plant« Alachua County. Each plant has a capacity of 74.9 MW and consists of single-axis tracking bifacial solar panels.
Duke Energy Florida plans to invest an estimated $1 billion in 10 new solar power plants across Florida, including the four new sites. The accumulated capacity is about 750 MW. Construction will begin in early 2022 and will take approximately 9 to 12 months to complete. Construction of all 10 sites is projected to be finished by late 2024. The company currently has more than 900 MW of solar generation under construction or in operation in Florida.
Duke Energy's solar generation portfolio represents more than $2 billion of investment, about 1,500-MW of emission-free generation and approximately five million solar panels in the ground by 2024.

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