Another solar farm will begin construction in this part of Florida early next year.
Tampa Electric will break ground in January on its new Payne Creek Solar facility off Fort Green Road in southwestern Polk County.
This is part of a continuing drive by the utility to expand its solar capacity.
Interestingly, this site is not far from a piece of land that was proposed for the state’s first hazardous waste incinerator in the early 1990s.
The incinerator encountered public opposition and was never built because of lack of need and permitting issues.