The wide open spaces of Polk County continues to attract solar farm development.
A group called Tide Bay Solar has proposed a 490-acre solar farm on a site on former phosphate land west of Fort Meade and east of County Road 555.
Meanwhile, Tampa Electric has proposed another solar power facility in eastern Polk County.
The latest proposal involves a 10-acre former citrus grove south of Tindell Camp Road between Dundee and Lake Wales.
This is part of the utility’s continued effort to expand its green energy footprint within its service area in this part of Florida.
Both projects are being reviewed by Polk County’s Development Review Committee.