Tampa Electric’s Big Bend solar project complete

By Kelsey Misbrener Tampa, Florida
Burns & McDonnell met substantial completion requirements on March 1 for commercial operation of the Big Bend Solar project in Tampa, Florida. The 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project is owned and operated by Tampa Electric and is the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa area with capacity to serve 3,300 homes. Situated near the Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, it was the first utility-scale solar project undertaken by Tampa Electric.
The plant feeds 23 megawatts of AC capacity into the Tampa area power grid. It features over 202,000 thin-film PV panels installed in 1,772 rows

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