US, the first 100% "solar" city breaking ground

US, the first 100% "solar" city breaking ground

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It will be located in Southwestern Florida housing over 50.000 residents. The first apartments will be assigned in 2017

Its name will be Babcock Ranch, located in Southwestern Florida and it will be the first US city to cover 100% of its energy needs with solar power. Kitson & Partners, one of Florida’s primary real estate agencies, will carry out construction. "Babcock Ranch will exemplify what it means to be a town of the future, offering residents a highly unique balance of the most technologically advanced infrastructure and amenities, with ready access to a rich natural environment and a true sense of community," said Kitson & Partners Chairman and CEO Syd Kitson. According to pthe project, approximately 50,000 residents will call Babcock Ranch home and the first apartments are set to be assigned in 2017. On the roofs on the buildings, both private and from the public sector, solar panels will be installed which will also provide for public lighting. Transportation will also follow suit, only electric or hybrid vehicles will be allowed to circulate.