Solar Projects Continue in Polk

Tampa Electric is planning another solar power project, according to preliminary information submitted to county planners.

The latest project, which will be called Magnolia Solar, will be located south of State Road 60 along the Polk-Hillsborough line west of Mulberry.

The utility announced plans earlier this year to add 600 megawatts of solar power to its inventory by 2023. Once those projects are completed, TECO will have 1.25 gigawatts of solar generation capacity.

The vast majority of TECO’s power generation relies on fossil fuels.