Tampa Electric says that the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) has approved its contract to purchase solar power supplied by Energy 5.0's Florida Solar I project, a proposed 25 MW solar photovoltaic electric generating station, for a 25-year period beginning in 2011.
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Energy 5.0 will build the 25 MW facility on a 350-acre site in Polk County. The project will include approximately 100,000 silicon-based photovoltaic panels and is expected to produce more than 48,000 MWh of electricity per year.
Tampa Electric filed a petition with the FPSC in March 2009 for approval to purchase the energy generated by Energy 5.0's Florida Solar I project.
SOURCE: Tampa Electric