The Hamilton Solar Power Plant with 74.9 MW capacity commissioned by Duke Energy, along with 3 more solar plants in Taylor, Suwannee and Osceola counties allow for residential, commercial and industrial customers to subscribe to blocks of clean energy from these projects. (Photo Credit: Duke Energy)
- Duke Energy has put in operation its 74.9 MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Florida
- Project construction and completion took 6 months and will be part of the company’s Shared Solar Program
- Construction on 74.9 MW Columbia Solar Power Plant expected to begin in 2019 with commercial operations scheduled for March 2020
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US based energy holding company Duke Energy has put in operation its 74.9 MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Florida 6 months after it broke ground onsite through its subsidiary Duke Energy Florida (DEF). Officially, the project came online on December 22, 2018, but the company announced its operational status on January 8, 2019.
Duke Energy completed the project, which was originally developed by Tradewind Energy Inc. It is part of the company’s plans to install or acquire 700 MW of solar energy in Florida through 2022. Currently, the company owns and operates close to 100 MW of solar energy resources in the business area.
The Hamilton Solar Power Plant will be part of DEF’s new Shared Solar Program, informed DEF, which means residential, commercial and industrial customers can subscribe to blocks of clean energy from this and 3 other participating solar power plants in Taylor, Suwannee and Osceola counties.
Another 74.9 MW Columbia Solar Power Plant in Fort White region is expected to enter construction in 2019 with commercial operations scheduled for March 2020 (see Duke Energy Plans 150 MW PV Capacity In Florida).