Duke Energy Florida announces 3 new solar power plants

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has announced the locations of three solar power plants it is planning to set up. The Duette Solar Power Plant will be built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County. The 74.5 MW project will consist of around 227,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. The project cost has been estimated at 42 cents per 1,000 kWh for residential customers. The Charlie Creek Solar Power Plant will be built on 610 acres in Hardee County. The 74.9 MW project will consist of 235,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. The cost of the project has been estimated at 39 cents per 1,000 kWh for a typical residential customer. The Archer Solar Power Plant will be built on 630 acres in Alachua County. The 74.9 MW project will consist of 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels. All three solar power plants will be owned, operated and maintained by DEF and are expected to be commissioned in late 2021.

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