Are you considering solar energy for your home or business? Kissimmee Utility Authority has joined with 11 other Florida municipal electric utilities to form the Florida Municipal Solar Project, a large-scale community solar energy project that will enable us to provide renewable energy to our customers.
Many households and businesses in Kissimmee do not have access to solar because they rent, live in multi-tenant buildings, have roofs that are unable to host a solar system or experience some other mitigating factor. KUA’s community solar option provides homeowners, renters and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation, regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. Community solar expands access to solar for all.
Designed to generate 223.5-megawatts of solar energy, our planned project will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the United States. As part of the project, approximately 900,000 solar panels will be installed on three solar farms to be built in Osceola and Orange counties. Combined, the three solar sites will total approximately 1,200 acres, or the equivalent of 900 football fields filled with solar panels.
The project is currently being permitted and construction is expected to begin in early 2020. The project should be operational by June 30, 2020.
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