29 Jun '11, 3pm

Enormous 400 MW Solar Project Coming to the Southeast

A Florida-based solar developer announced today that it is considering seven communities in the Southeast US as potential sites for the world's largest solar project. Currently, the world's largest solar plant is an 80 MW project in Ontario, Canada. National Solar Power says it is planning to build a 400 megawatt (MW) project in one of the following areas: Florida: Gadsden, Hardee, Osceola and Suwannee counties Georgia: Sumter and Tatnall counties North Carolina: Guilford County (Greensboro area) The project will consist of 20, 200-acre solar farms, each generating over 20 MW of energy. They will be less than seven feet tall and surrounded by vegetation, making them inconspicuous to the surrounding area. CEO James Scrivener says the company will make a final decision within a month. It's criteria for the site are: enough undeveloped land to meet the project's infrastructur...

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