Duke Energy puts online 75-MW solar park in Florida

Millfield solar park, North Carolina. Author: PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy

January 9 (Renewables Now) - US utility Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) on Tuesday said it has put on stream its 74.9-MW Hamilton solar park in Florida and unveiled plans for installing another facility with the same capacity.

Located in Jasper, the Hamilton photovoltaic (PV) park is expected to generate electricity for over 20,000 homes at peak operation. Its construction was launched in the summer of 2018 under Duke Energy Florida's commitment to build or buy 700 MW of solar power capacity in the Sunshine State through 2022.

The project was originally developed by Tradewind Energy Inc.

At present, Duke Energy Florida owns and operates almost 100 MW of solar assets. This year, the utility will start building the Columbia Solar Power Plant in Fort White, a 74.9-MW facility that is scheduled for commissioning in March 2020.

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