FPSC Approves Tampa Electric’s Solar Energy Purchase Contract

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

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