The CNN story on October 2, 2022 by Rachel Ramirez reports:
Babcock Ranch calls itself “America’s first solar-powered town.” Its nearby solar array — made up of 700,000 individual panels — generates more electricity than the 2,000-home neighborhood uses, in a state where most electricity is generated by burning natural gas, a planet-warming fossil fuel. The streets in this meticulously planned neighborhood were designed to flood so houses don’t. Native landscaping along roads helps control storm water. Power and internet lines are buried to avoid wind damage. Climate resiliency was built into the fabric of the town with stronger storms in mind.This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage | CNN | October 2, 2022
MORE ABOUT BABCOCK RANCH: Florida Power & Light – Babcock Ranch
To launch the partnership, Babcock Ranch donated more than 440 acres of land to build the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center. Today, Babcock Ranch is home to two 74.5 MW solar facilities and multiple FPL SolarNow™ trees.
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