Duke Energy’s 5 MW Perry Solar Facility, located in Taylor County, Fla., is now producing power for Duke Energy Florida (DEF) customers.
The company says its newest solar project, located on 22 acres, is the size of 17 football fields and comprises 22,000 panels.
The Perry Solar Facility is Duke Energy’s second in a strategic, long-range plan to install 35 MW of solar by 2018 and up to 500 MW of solar in Florida by 2024.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for the facility on Oct. 19.
DEF’s Osceola Solar Facility began operating in May; it provides nearly 4 MW of solar energy through 15,000 panels. Earlier this year, the company also unveiled a 5 MW solar plant in the shape of a “not-so-hidden-Mickey” to meet the energy needs of Walt Disney World Resort and its customers through an agreement with the Reedy Creek Improvement District.