Duke Energy Florida says its 74.5 MW Duette Solar Power Plant is now operational. The facility was built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County, Fla., and was placed in service on Oct. 25 – more than seven weeks ahead of its scheduled completion date. The installation consists of approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually.
The Sandy Creek Solar Power Plant is being built on 625 acres in Bay County, Fla. As the county’s first solar power plant, the facility will bring 74.9 MW of clean energy to the area and consist of approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. It is expected to be completed by spring 2022.
By 2022, Duke Energy is expected to have six battery sites in operation in Florida, totaling more than 50 MW of energy storage. Five of the six sites are expected to be complete by the end of 2021.
The post Duke Energy Florida Completes Duette Solar Power Facility appeared first on Solar Industry.