The Real Deal Miami

Construction starts on Florida solar plant

November 11, 2011 11:30AM

A BlueChip solar facility

Lake Mary-based BlueChip Energy is building what is purported to be
Florida’s largest solar panel plant, with the power to build
approximately 3,200 homes. The $120 million plant in Sorrento Farms is
larger than the state’s existing DeSoto plant, which is a Florida Power
& Light project. The facility is smaller, however, than other
announced facilities in Florida — one in Gadsden County and a second in
Walton County. There is room for further expansion of production,
according to BlueChip, potentially as much as 80 more megawatts. The
planned capacity is for 40 megawatts. [Sun