We have a long history of pursuing and supporting solar projects across the communities we serve. It all started in 2000 when Tampa Electric launched its Renewable Energy program along with its first solar panel installation at the Museum of Science & Industry. Today, we own seven community-sited systems that generate 135 kilowatts (kW) of electricity that allow our customers to purchase renewable energy in 200-kW blocks for $5 each per month.
We completed construction on a 2-megawatt (MW) solar installation at Tampa International Airport at the end of 2015 and will complete a 23-MW installation on land we own in Apollo Beach in 2016. The solar installations we have in operation today serve all of our more than 700,000 customers.
- Big Bend Solar
- Tampa International Airport Solar
- Community-Sited Solar - Made possible through our Renewable Energy program.
We have made significant investments in our power stations that have resulted in Tampa Electric being recognized as one of the cleanest electricity companies in the country. Our four power plants generate nearly 4,700 megawatts of electricity to serve our customers throughout West Central Florida.