26 Sep '11, 8pm

Florida County Selected for 400-MW Solar Project

The Florida-based company said a minimum of 20 farms will be built on 200-acre sites at a cost of $70 million each. National Solar Power estimates the project will create 400 jobs during the five-year construction phase and up to 120 permanent operations jobs. National Solar Power expects each farm segment will have a three-person maintenance crew, an engineer and security personnel and estimates the permanent operations jobs will come with an average salary of about $40,000 per year. The company must first go through the local and state permitting process, and company officials say the first phase of the project would be up and running six months after groundbreaking. Hensel Phelps Construction Co., the firm that rebuilt the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will design, build and operate the solar farms for National Solar Power. The county, which borde...

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