Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has announced the locations of three solar power plants that it plans to set up.

The Duette Solar Power Plant will be built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County. Once operational, the 74.5 MW project will consist approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually. Once completed, the estimated cost will be 42 cents per 1,000 kWh for a typical residential customer.

The Charlie Creek Solar Power Plant will be built on 610 acres in Hardee County. The 74.9 MW project will consist approximately 235,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually. Once completed, the estimated cost will be 39 cents per 1,000 kWh for a typical residential customer.

The Archer Solar Power Plant will be built on 630 acres in Alachua County. The 74.9 MW project will consist approximately 220,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually. Once completed, the estimated cost will be 32 cents per 1,000 kWh for a typical residential customer.

All three solar power plants will be owned, operated and maintained by Duke Energy Florida and are expected to be commissioned in late 2021.

“The Archer, Duette and Charlie Creek solar power plants will complete Duke Energy Florida’s commitment to customers to provide 700 MW of clean, green energy by 2022,” said Catherine Stempien, Duke Energy Florida state president.

The company plans to invest over $1 billion to construct or acquire a total of 700 MW of solar power facilities from 2018 through 2022 in Florida and is planning to reach a total of almost 1,700 MW of solar projects over the next 10 years.