Florida and the Solar Revolution
Did you know that Gulf Power is working on building new solar energy centers in Northwest Florida? Two centers are projected to be up and fully functioning by the end of 2021.
These centers are named the Cotton Creek Solar Energy Center in Escambia County and the Blue Springs Solar Energy Center in Jackson County. According to our sources, 600,000 solar panels will be added to the state’s “panhandle region”.
“As part of FPL, we’re ushering in a more sustainable future for Northwest Florida by delivering cleaner, lower-cost energy and increasing reliability while keeping costs down for our customers,” Mike Spoor, Gulf Power vice president, stated.
Solar farms will assist in reducing carbon footprints and will also assist in producing clean air for Florida. The local economy is also being targeted in a positive manner, as the installation of solar farms will only benefit it for years to come.
According to journalist Dave Kovaleski, the two solar energy centers will be capable of “generating 74.5 megawatts (MW) of power, which is enough to power about 30,000 homes. These projects will create more than 500 construction jobs.” Talk about a pivot.
Why aren’t more cities in the United States taking the initiative to install new solar energy centers?
If your local New Jersey or New York municipality is interested in delivering the energy of the future, contact Integrity Solar Solutions.