Babcock Ranch is the world’s first city with plans to generate 100% of its energy needs, on site, through the use of clean, renewable solar energy.
The sun represents warmth, comfort and vitality. At Babcock Ranch the sun represents, quite literally, life. Every aspect of our residents vibrant lifestyles will be powered by an innovative $300 million solar energy facility. This emission-free, state-of-the-art photovoltaic facility will be the largest in the world and will be constructed at Babcock Ranch by FPL, an investor owned, publicly-regulated utility. By consuming less KW hours than the solar facilities located on the property will produce, Babcock Ranch will become the first city in the world powered by clean, renewable solar energy.
Homes, businesses and government buildings will all be built using groundbreaking energy-efficient methods and materials. Ultra-modern electric vehicles will glide along avenues beneath the glow of solar-powered street lamps, plugging in to recharge at convenient community-wide recharging stations. Ingenious, revolutionary Smart Grid technologies will monitor and manage energy use while Smart Home technology will allow residents to operate their homes at maximum efficiency, thereby reducing energy costs. For businesses, we’ll help imaginative companies move from research and development into implementation – demonstrating the benefits of widespread adoption of green technologies powered by clean, renewable energy. The ultra-green city of the future is being built at Babcock Ranch – Southwest Florida’s City of Tomorrow™.Watch Innovation Video