For the US to get back into fiscal shape, one of the main things that must be done is that we must actively and gradually explore alternative fuel options. Better for the economy, the environments and our wallets.
With that said, the world’s largest solar farm will be built right in our backyard in FL and it’s far better for us than having a new nuclear reactor or oil well in the backyard, I’ll say. It will also create more of what we’ve all been looking for all along…green jobs. The kind of jobs that help our environment and minimize pollution and carbon footprints. Solar is just one of many such solutions.
National Solar Power today announced it has narrowed its list to four communities in Florida to become the home of the world’s largest solar farm. The announcement means Gadsden, Hardee, Osceola and Suwannee counties are in the running to host the landmark $1.5 billion renewable energy project.
The criteria established in selecting its community partner for the solar farm location include:
– Finding ideal available sites with adequate supply of undeveloped land that can properly meet infrastructure needs related to the establishment of the solar facility;
– Receiving appropriate business, government and community support;
– Qualifying for appropriate economic development and tax incentives; and
– Access to a qualified work force.
The first phase of the project is expected to be up and running within six months of breaking ground. Hensel Phelps Construction Co., a world leader in construction that rebuilt the Pentagon after the 9-11 attacks in 2001, will design, build and operate the solar farms for National Solar Power.
By converting the natural power of the sun into electricity, National Solar Power’s planned 400-megawatt farm will be capable of providing enough renewable energy to power roughly 32,000 homes.
A market leader in utility scale solar power solutions, National Solar Power is uniquely positioned within the marketplace to offer cost effective solar power solutions on the utility scale. With more than 30 years of industry experience, National Solar Power’s founders have been involved in the solar and utility energy marketplace and witnessed renewable energy gaining in popularity and affordability. National Solar Power has executed power supply agreements for more than 3,000 Megawatts of Solar Farms in the Southeastern United States.
This is all just the beginning of course. As the economy improves, there will be utility companies of all sorts using all kinds of fuels to generate power be it solar, natural gas, hydro, geothermal, wind or other means. It’s a great start.
Learn more about National Solar Power at www.natlsolar.com