Wednesday, April 15

Solar powered city?

That is what a Florida developer wants to build. Florida Power & Light wants to build a $350 million, 75-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant to power the $2 billion Babcock Ranch planned community near Fort Myers. Not sure wheter Florida's real estate will be able to handle a place like this. Whether or not Babcock Ranch comes to fruition remains to be an open question, however, given the poor stae of the Florida real estate market.

Florida Power & Light plans to break ground on the 75-megawatt solar power plant later this year. The utility is already planning a 75-megawatt plant called the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, though the project would involve a solar thermal power plant combinded with natural gas-fired power plant. If this ever did come true, I would love to live there. Imagine the possiblities!

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