Development of the Nation’s First Solar-Powered Community Underway

In 2006, developer Syd Kitson released plans for Babcock Ranch, a massive community to consist of 19,500 homes powered exclusively by the sun (but void of any unsightly solar systems on roofs).

The original timeline for the 18,000-acre development near Fort Myers, Fla., was stymied by the plummet of the housing market in 2009, but Kitson’s vision remained unchanged, and the development is back on track. The latest plan for the project was unveiled in late April and a first-phase opening is slated for early 2017…read more