Three weeks after the company completed two solar sites in north Florida, Duke Energy has brought online two more solar projects in Bay and Levy counties.
The new sites are part of the company’s community solar program portfolio, Clean Energy Connection, and add to Duke Energy’s continued expansion of its renewable resources.
The Bay Ranch Renewable Energy Center is built on 650 acres in Bay County. The 74.9-MW facility is composed of of approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. The Hardeetown Renewable Energy Center is built on 750 acres in Levy County. The 74.9-MW facility is composed of more than 200,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. At peak output, each site will generate enough carbon-free electricity to power the equivalent of 23,000 homes.
The projects employed between 200 and 300 workers during construction. Along with indirect economic benefits that accompany solar project development, such as increased local spending, the new facilities will also provide tax revenues to the counties they operate in.
“Not only are these new solar sites helping advance Florida’s clean energy transition, but they will also provide real savings to committed program subscribers and additional economic benefits to our communities,” said Melissa Seixas, state president of Duke Energy Florida.
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