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The leading energy company Duke Energy announced that Duke Energy Florida (DEF) to construct three new solar power plants, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers.

  • During construction, each solar project creates approximately 200 to 300 temporary jobs.
  • All three solar power plants will be owned, operated and maintained by Duke Energy Florida and are expected to be finished in late 2021.
  • The Duette Solar Power Plant will be built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County, Fla. Once operational, the 74.5-megawatt (MW) facility will consist 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 Charlie Creek Solar Power Plant will be built on 610 acres in Hardee County, Fla. The 74.9-MW facility will consist of approximately 235,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually.
  • The Archer Solar Power Plant will be built on 630 acres in Alachua County, Fla. This 74.9-megawatt (MW) facility will consist of approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually.

    In May 2020, The Duke Energy Foundation is funding $200,000 in grants to Indiana economic development organizations offering crisis relief to small businesses in the state.

    In May 2020, The City of Charlotte has become the first municipality to execute a renewable power agreement under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program – further expanding solar energy in North Carolina.

    In January 2020, Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced the locations of its two newest solar power plants which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers.

About Duke Energy
Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the USA, is leading energy company. It is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to approximately 7.7 million retail customers in six states. The company has approximately 51,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida. The company employs more than 30,000 people. Duke Energy Renewables, is a nonregulated unit of Duke Energy, operates wind and solar generation facilities across the America, with a total electric capacity of 3,000 megawatts.

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