|A massive solar array capable of producing enough energy to power 7400 homes locally is coming on line this month in District 1|
One of the largest solar arrays in the Southeast United States will be coming on line this month.
It is located right here in District 1--at the site of the former runways at OLF Saufley Field off of Blue Angel Parkway in central Escambia County.
According to the U.S. Navy, this field will begin generating electricity this month, and the ceremony to "turn-on" the array will occur on the 22nd of this month.
Other interesting facts about this array:
-Department of Defense - Secretary of the Navy directed development of a plans to obtain 1GW of renewable energy.
-NAS Pensacola partnered with Gulf Power through the Renewable Energy Program Office (REPO) to construct a 65 MW solar photovoltaic facility located on NOLF Saufley Field.
-The Saufley Field/Gulf Power facility will begin power generation in late July 2017 and will be capable of producing enough energy for 7,400 homes in Escambia County.