Permitting is underway for a large solar farm northeast of downtown Chiefland.
Levy Solar I, LLC looks to build a 74.9 megawatt solar farm off Highway 129 on 715 acres of land near Central Florida Electric Cooperative. The location is considered an “energy highway” because of being adjacent to a main 69 kV transmission line and close to three power substations.Levy Solar I map
The public can learn more about the project by attending an October 8 open house from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland.
The project brings with it an expected $90-million in capital investment over the 30-year lifespan of the project, with millions in tax revenue. It also presents the possibility of attracting industry that desires renewable energy sources.