TECO Plans More Solar In Polk

Tampa Electric continues is plans to expand its solar power infrastructure in Polk County.

The latest proposal involves another 74.9-megawatt facility on a site south of State Road 60 near the intersection of Coronet Road west of Mulberry. The property appears to be former cropland.

Relatively undeveloped areas in southwest Polk have been the site of several other TECO solar facilities. An attempt to build a solar farm in Lake Alfred was rebuffed by officials there who opted for rooftops, not solar panels in former citrus groves at the edge of the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern.

TECO serves the Mulberry, Auburndale and Lake Alfred areas of Polk County.

The utility is also building solar farms in neighboring Hillsborough County as part of its effort to expand its green energy portfolio.

Posted in Group Conservation Issues.