Duke Energy Florida Powers Its First Solar Power Plant in Bay County

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Still from drone video of Sandy Creek Solar Solar Power Plant

Duke Energy Florida’s first utility-scale solar power plant in Bay County is now operational and delivering power to the electrical grid.

“Growing renewable energy in Florida is a top priority for us, and we are proud to complete the first utility-scale solar site in Bay County,” says Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida’s state president. “This project will play a major role in our state’s transition toward a cleaner energy future and demonstrates how neighbors, businesses and communities can come together to make meaningful impacts that will benefit Florida’s environment, energy system and electric customers.”

The Sandy Creek Solar Power Plant was constructed on 625 acres in Bay County, Fla. As the county’s first utility-scale solar power plant, the power brings 74.9 MW of unpolluted energy to the world and consists of roughly 220,000 single-axis monitoring solar panels, able to producing sufficient electrical energy to power roughly 23,000 houses yearly at peak manufacturing.

The new facility is a part of Duke Energy Florida’s dedication to supply prospects with 700 MW of unpolluted energy by the completion of 10 amenities by 2022. These 10 amenities are positioned all through Florida, as far south as Highlands County and as far north as Hamilton County. Nine of the ten amenities are actually in service, whereas the remaining web site in Hardee County is beneath building and anticipated to be accomplished this summer season.

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