Tampa Electric offered a sneak peek this week at a new floating solar array expected to come online by the end of the month. The first-of-its-kind project in Tampa Bay is a collaboration with the Florida Aquarium and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The renewable energy project consists of 3,200 double-sided one-megawatt solar panels sitting atop an existing pond at the Big Bend Power Station.
By the end of 2023, Tampa Electric will have more than 1,250 mega watts of solar power – enough to power more than 200,000 homes. It plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
– Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises Media