Tampa Electric is planning to build a 25 MW solar photovoltaic plant on the site of its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Fla.
The solar project, scheduled to be completed in 2016, will be Tampa Electric's largest to date.
‘This large-scale facility will benefit our more than 700,000 customers and showcase how a diversified mix of energy resources delivers affordable and reliable energy to meet Florida's electricity needs now and in the future,’ says Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas.
The Big Bend installation is the second large-scale solar project being built by Tampa Electric. The first, a 2 MW facility at Tampa International Airport, is under construction on the top floor of the airport's south economy parking garage. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year.