09-27-2011, 10:40 AM #1
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SRB is have largest solar plant? Sentinel makes announcement
Plans announced for Florida's largest solar plans
September 26, 2011
By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel
A renewable energy start-up company unveiled plans for what could be the Sunshine state's largest solar panel plant at the Clean Energy Congress this week.
Energy Farm Inc., based in Santa Rosa Beach, said it plans to build a solar panel plant on 550 acres in Walton County that produces 74 megawatts of energy â€“ enough to power 12,000 homes. Construction on the plant will be kicked off by year's end and the project will be completed sometime next year, according to Energy Farm.
Shelton Stone, president of the company, and about 120 "citizen delegates" attended the Congress at the state Capitol in Tallahassee Monday and Tuesday to discuss legislative proposals to increase renewable energy production in the state.
Projects like the $300 million Energy Farm solar plant could test how feasible large renewable energy plants are in Florida without new state legislation granting incentives from taxpayers or utility customers. Contracts for Energy Farm to sell the power to utilities are not yet finalized.
Florida Power & Light opened a 25-megawatt solar plant in DeSoto County last year and a 10-megawatt plant at Kennedy Space Center in April. The utility also plans to complete a 75-megawatt solar thermal plant by the end of this year.
They announced yesterday that Gasden County got a huge solar project several states have been vying for - 400 megawatts broken into 20 - 20 acres farms.
So excited to see this progress away from oil!
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