More Green Energy Coming To Polk

Two more projects that will support green energy alternatives are being proposed in Polk County.

One is a new solar energy facility planned for a site off State Road 37 southwest of the Bradley community in southwest Polk. The applicant is Durrance Solar.

This is the latest in a series of solar energy facilities built or proposed to be constructed locally. The developers have been a mix of private and public electric utilities and some private entrepreneurs.

The other is a proposal to install electric car charging stations at the Pilot convenience center northwest of the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. 27 in northeast Polk County to serve two major travel routes and ina portion of the county that is not served.

Most of the electric car charging stations in Polk County are in the Lakeland area, though there are stations in Winter Haven, Lake Wales and Bartow.