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October 19, 2017
Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

Photo: Babcock Ranch

The first residents of Babcock Ranch (rendering) are expected to move in early next year.

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Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

Green Development and Sustainability

Beth Luberecki | 10/26/2016

It’s been almost a decade since developer Syd Kitson first approached Florida Power & Light about his plans to build what he envisions as the country’s most sustainable community at Babcock Ranch. By the end of this year, a key component of the new town will finally be up and running: The 74.5-megawatt FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center will produce enough solar energy to power the Charlotte County community’s planned 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of civic, commercial and industrial space.

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: Seminole Electric Cooperative; Trudy Novak; Fleet Farming; Chris Castro; Taylor Ralph; Bryan Beer; Waymore Farms; Elizabeth Wheaton

 

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