The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana’s plan for one of its largest solar plants at Naval Support Activity Crane. Construction on is expected to take place later this month.
The plant will include 76,000-pannels that will produce 17-megwatts of energy capable of powering approximately 17,000 homes. By early 2017, Duke Energy says the plant is expected to begin sending solar energy to the power grid.
The plant will be the largest solar facility in the Duke Energy Indiana system. It is the second solar project the utility has built with the U.S. Navy, following the construction of a 13-megawatt plant at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Duke Energy currently has wind and solar facilities in 12 states with plans to expand in the future.
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