It goes without saying that the Sunshine State and solar power energy projects should go hand in hand, and the Kissimmee Utility Authority is on it!

KUA has joined with 11 other Florida municipal electric utilities, the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and Florida Renewable Partners, LLC. to form the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale community-based solar project that will enhance the level of renewable energy it can provide to customers.

On Monday, Kissimmee Utility Authority participated in a groundbreaking event on the eastern portion of Osceola County that marked the physical commencement of the exciting project that will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the United States,  capable of generating a whopping 223.5-megawatts of solar energy.

How? By installing 900,000 solar panels on three solar farms to be built in Osceola and Orange counties on a total of over 1,200 acres. That’s the equivalent of 900 football fields filled with solar panels.

Should the permitting stage go as planned, construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and the project should be operational by June 30, 2020.

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