Florida’s First Sustainable Town Opens: Babcock Ranch
Initiated by a former football player, Florida boasts the first eco-friendly planned community, which is fully powered by solar energy. Currently in search of residents, Babcock Ranch will host a community of 50,000 people.
As photovoltaic technologies grew in the 2000s, the idea of a solar-powered city gained momentum. Many countries have taken the initiative to plan cities that operate with solar energy only, pushing companies to invest in green projects. However, the United States is lagging behind.
Even while possessing advanced solar energy technologies, enthusiastic investors and people willing to ride the solar wave, the dream of 100% American solar city remained on hold, until now.