Duke Energy completes 74.9MW PV project in Florida

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
DEF currently owns and operates nearly 100MW of solar energy resources throughout its regulated service territory. Image: Duke Energy

Duke Energy has completed its new 74.9MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Florida, with the new installation already starting operations.

Energy generated by the project will be able to power more than 20,000 homes at peak production. This installation stands as part of Duke Energy’s strategic commitment to install or acquire 700MW of solar energy in Florida by 2022.

DEF currently owns and operates nearly 100MW of solar energy resources throughout its regulated service territory. Construction on this project began in July 2018, while it was brought online on 22 December 2018.

Along with the 74.9MW project in Jasper, DEF announced plans to start work in 2019 on the Columbia Solar Power Plant in Fort White, Florida. While it will be developed by Core Solar, DEF will own, operate and maintain the 74.9MW project. The Columbia project is set to be completed in March 2020.

Once completed, both the Hamilton and Columbia solar power plants are expected to cut around 645 million pounds of CO2 emissions in Florida during their first year of commercial operation.

Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida state president, said: “Duke Energy solar projects bring the greatest amount of renewable energy online for customers in the most efficient and economical way. Building solar power plants like Hamilton is part of our ongoing strategy to offer sustainable, diverse and smarter energy solutions that our customers have told us they value.”

Read Next

April 14, 2021
Meyer Burger is on track to start shipments of its first heterojunction (HJ) solar modules made in Germany to distributors in July.
March 25, 2021
Thin-film laser systems equipment supplier LPKF Laser & Electronics suffered from delays in receiving new expected orders from two long-stand customers last year.
March 23, 2021
Lightsource bp has been selected to build, own and operate seven solar arrays in Pennsylvania that will provide nearly half of the state government’s electricity.
March 4, 2021
A round-up of the latest solar project news from around the world, including updates from Hanwha Q CELLS and Capital Dynamics.
March 1, 2021
Xcel Energy has announced plans to double its renewables and battery storage capacity in Colorado by 2030, as the utility progresses with efforts to reach 100% carbon-free electricity generation across its service area by 2050.
February 17, 2021
Leading US residential solar installer to open branch in Fort Lauderdale, creating new solar jobs in the state

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
May 11, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
May 26, 2021
Session 1 - 7:00 AM (BST) | Session 2 - 5:00 PM (BST)
Solar Media Events
June 15, 2021
Solar Media Events
July 6, 2021