Nearly 15,000 solar panels soaking up the sun in Osceola County are now providing clean, renewable energy to Duke Energy customers in Florida. The new Duke Energy owned and operated Osceola Solar Facility is about the size of 13 football fields and produces nearly 4MW of carbon-free energy.
"As the cost of solar energy continues to decrease and the efficiency of panels grows, we're increasing our investments in solar," said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president – Florida. "It's part of our ongoing strategy to offer clean energy and provide customers more options to use renewable energy."
Advanced Green Technologies designed, engineered and constructed the facility on 17 acres next to an existing Duke Energy substation in Kenansville.
"When you say Kenansville, people automatically think agriculture. Now they can think technology, too. Solar is a new type of ‘farming' for my district – one with a positive environmental impact," said Osceola County Commissioner Fred Hawkins Jr. "Adding a renewable source like solar gives Duke Energy customers a more balanced energy mix and that's more important today than ever before."