30 Sep '11, 8am

400 Megawatt Solar Plant Planned for Florida's Panhandle

Photo credit: National Solar Power National Solar Power has selected Gadsden County, Florida as the site of what’s slated to be the largest solar power farm in the US Southeast. The Sunshine State’s “Big Bend” region will be home to National Solar’s planned 400-megawatt (MW) solar PV farm, which is expected to create around 400 jobs during the five-year construction phase and as many as 120 in permanent operations at an average annual salary of $40,000. How’s that for job creation? National Solar Power is investing some $1.5 billion in the project, which is forecast to generate enough electrical power for around 32,000 homes. A minimum of 20 solar farms will be built on 200-acre sites at a cost of $70 million each. A power purchase agreement with Progress Energy Florida is in place, and the company is negotiating with other electric power providers for additional long-term...

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