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January 7, 2022

Archer Solar Power Plant, US

By Carmen

Archer Solar Power Plant is a 74.9MW solar PV power project. It is planned in Florida, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 74.9 74.9 Permitting Florida, the US Duke Energy Florida; First Solar

Description

The project is being developed by Duke Energy Florida and First Solar. The project is currently owned by Duke Energy Florida.

Archer Solar Power Plant is a ground-mounted solar project which is planned over 630 acres.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 23,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $110.761m.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors Involved

First Solar will be the supplier of the PV modules for the solar power project. The company is expected to provide 220,000 modules each with 440W of nameplate capacity.

The inverters are expected to be procured from TMEIC Power Electronics Products for the project.

Duke Energy Florida is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the solar PV power project.

About Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida, LLC (Duke Energy Florida), a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp, is a regulated public utility. It carries out the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in Florida. The company operates diversified generation facilities utilizing coal, gas and oil. Duke Energy Florida’s power generation portfolio includes, fully owned and jointly owned power generation facilities. It operates low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage lines across Florida. The company serves residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers. Duke Energy Florida is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the US.

About First Solar

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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