March marked a milestone in the construction of two 74.5 megawatt solar farms OUC – The Reliable One soon will tap into as work crews install thousands of photovoltaic modules at the 500-acre sites. In the coming months, approximately 600,000 solar panels will be installed on above-ground, rotating platforms at the Taylor Creek Solar Energy Center in east Orange County and the Harmony Solar Energy Center in southeast Osceola County. The two solar farms are scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2020, followed by construction of the Poinsett Solar Energy Center near the Orange-Osceola-Brevard county line. OUC will purchase 108.5 MW — enough energy for 21,600 typical Florida homes — of the combined 223.5 MW the three sites will generate. Eleven other municipal utilities in the state will share the remaining 115 MW. The sites are among five solar installations that make up the Florida Municipal Solar Project, which is owned and operated by Florida Renewable Partners. The Florida Municipal Power Agency is the project coordinator.
Florida Municipal Power Agency drone video of PV installation at Harmony Solar Energy Center.