Duke Energy Commissions 17 MW Solar Power Plant at the Indiana Naval Site

solar power plant at the Indiana

The 17 MW solar power plant comprises 76000 solar PV modules spread over a 59 hectare site and will provide electrical infrastructure upgrades at the NSA Crane facility in Indiana.

North Carolina’s Duke Energy has completed a 17MW solar power plant NSA Crane facility in Indiana, located about 40 miles south of Bloomington.

Duke Energy will own and operate & maintain the 17 MW solar power plant at the US Navy’s Support Activity (NSA) Crane facility in Indiana. The project consists of 76,000 solar PV modules spread over a 59 hectare site.

In exchange for providing secure, on-base land, NSA Crane will be receiving in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades, such as a motor-operated disconnect switch, and a microgrid feasibility study to increase future base resiliency.

Melody Birmingham-Byrd, president of Duke Energy Indiana said that this solar power plant helps provide our customers with a more balanced energy mix using both traditional fuel sources and renewable energy sources. He also mentioned that the company is pleased to collaborate with the Navy on a project that will deliver clean energy to Indiana customers, and improved energy security for the Navy.

Credits: PV Tech

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