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Tampa Electric plans 350-acre solar farm in northeast Pasco

“Tampa Electric is proposing a 350-acre solar energy farm in rural Pasco County to produce 55 megawatts of electricity, part of the company’s plan to install 6 million solar panels in 10 sites over the next three years.The Pasco project represents a $75 million investment in solar energy, said Tampa Electric spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs.

The company will be acquiring much of the land from Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and his wife, Kathy, who own 252 acres in the vicinity of Blanton Road. The Simpsons bought the land from Well Fargo’s real estate arm for $1.5 million in 2016.”

Tim Hughes is an attorney in the Solar Industry Practice Group at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where he monitors regulatory developments and market trends and provides experienced counsel and representation in the development, financing, and construction of solar power systems.

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