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Duke Energy to Build Solar Power Plant at Discovery Park District

Power News - Published on Mon, 15 Jul 2019

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Duke Energy is building a 1.6 MW solar power plant in the Discovery Park District near Purdue University. Mr Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana said that “We’ll use the clean, renewable energy from this solar plant for our Indiana customers. Discovery Park at Purdue is a hub for innovation in science, technology and engineering, so building this plant there is a natural fit.”

Duke Energy will lease about 10 acres south of the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace building from the Purdue Research Foundation. Duke Energy will build and operate the new ground-mount solar power plant, to be named the Tippecanoe County Solar Power Plant.

Mr Jeremy Slater, director of the Discovery Park District said that “Sustainability has been one of four global advancements Purdue University has been celebrating this year while marking the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding, so this is an optimum time to add a solar facility at the Discovery Park District. It’s another key step toward sustainability as we continue to develop the district.”

The solar power plant will generate enough electricity annually to power about 240 average homes with carbon-free energy. The plant will have approximately 7,000 solar panels, and is expected to provide energy for more than 30 years. The new solar power plant will be constructed this summer and is expected to start providing power in late 2019.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 15 Jul 2019
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