100% solar community has minimal damage from Hurricane Ian

25 October 2022 | Lisa Hall

Babcock Ranch, a community in southwest Florida, is America’s first weather-resilient settlement that is fully powered by solar. The community has a lot to celebrate. It is the first settlement built with climate change threats in mind to protect its residents from hurricanes.

The settlement uses more than 700,000 individual solar panels that generate sufficient energy to power more than 2,000 homes. Further, some of the residents have installed personal solar panels to boost the supply in case of any eventuality. This achievement paints a sharply contrasting picture to the neighboring suburbs that heavily rely on fossil fuel energy sources.

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