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Bay Trail Solar Power Plant

Bay Trail Renewable Energy Center

Creating a Cleaner Energy Future

At Duke Energy, we believe generating electricity from renewable resources will play an important role in the transition to cleaner energy. That's why we're developing innovative renewable power projects to serve communities and meet the needs of the overall grid.

Project Overview

Located on 500 acres in Citrus County, Fla., the 74.9-megawatt (MW) facility consists of approximately 197,000 tracking solar panels. The panels track the movement of the sun and is capable of effectively producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 average-sized homes at peak production.

Benefits to the Community

  • Create approximately 200-300 new construction jobs
  • Provide 74.9 MW of clean, renewable energy
  • Increase tax revenue for Citrus County
  • Generate economic benefits to local businesses during construction
  • Help improve overall reliability of the electric grid

Operational Features

  • Safe, quiet generation
  • No air emissions or waste production
  • Minimal water needs
  • Low visual impact
  • No impact on local traffic
  • Pollinator-friendly plants

Project Schedule

  • Planning and Development

    November 2020

  • Construction Began

    April 2021

  • Project Completion

    Summer 2022

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