America’s ‘first solar-powered town’ was a hurricane success story as millions of other Floridians lost power — see inside Babcock Ranch

25 October 2022 | Lisa Hall

As Hurricane Ian battered Florida and left millions without power last week, one forward-thinking community managed to keep the lights on.

Babcock Ranch, a planned community of roughly 2,000 that bills itself as “America’s first solar-powered town,” skated through the storm without power loss or significant damage, CNN reported. A spokesperson for Babcock Ranch confirmed that residents didn’t lose power.

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