Big Milestone for Tallahassee Solar Farm

Big Milestone for Tallahassee Solar Farm
Big Milestone for Tallahassee Solar Farm
Posted at 4:59 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 14:36:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Solar Farm had its the first panels installed on their racks Tuesday.

Elected city officials helped to install the first of thousands of panels, making Tuesday a large milestone for the project.

A lot of progress has already been made on the farm in just a short amount of time. In fact, the building of this solar farm is a head of schedule.

At this rate, it's expected that the farm will be up and running for customers by December.

For many city officials that came out this afternoon, they say that they are thrilled to see this project closer to becoming a reality.

"In the 1990s, we were all working on advocating for exactly this," said Nancy Miller, a Tallahassee city commissioner. "So, to be here today, that many years later, putting up the first solar panel is very gratifying to say the least.

At this time, about 80% of the solar energy has been subscribed to. This means that you can still sign up for solar energy from the city.

It's estimated that this solar farm will produce enough energy to power 3,400 homes in the area.