Duke Energy Brings Florida Solar Power Plant Online

Osceola Solar Facility

A 4-MW solar power plant in Florida owned and operated by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will be dedicated next week.

The Osceola Solar Facility uses 15,000 solar panels on 17 acres next to an existing Duke Energy substation. It officially started operations May 12. Florida-based Advanced Green Technologies designed, engineered and constructed the plant.

The Osceola plant is the first in a long-range plan to install 35 MW of solar by 2018 and up to 500 MW of solar in the state by 2024. Construction on a 5-MW solar plant in Perry is set to wrap up in August and be unveiled in mid-October. The utility recently completed a 5-MW solar power plant to serve the Walt Disney World Resort through an agreement with the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

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