Tampa Electric Purchases Solar Energy From Florida Solar I


Tampa Electric has signed a contract to purchase solar power supplied by Energy 5.0's Florida Solar I facility, a proposed 25 MW solar PV electric generating station, for a 25-year period beginning in 2011.

The utility filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission for approval to purchase the energy generated by the solar facility. The solar energy contract was awarded to Energy 5.0, the successful bidder in Tampa Electric's 2007 renewable generation request for proposals.

Energy 5.0, a Florida-based company, will build the facility on a proposed 200-acre to 400-acre site in Polk County. The facility will be one of the largest solar PV facilities in the nation, Tampa Electric says.

SOURCE: Tampa Electric

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