Jackson County charges forward with solar power farm

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JACOB, Fla. (WTVY) - Jackson County commissioners gave the green light to a new solar farm in the city of Jacob. That means more jobs and lower power bills for Gulf Power users.

The project will take about eight months to complete, and provide construction jobs for about 200 people. The farm will consist of 300,000 panels spread across hundreds of acres. The solar energy center will produce enough power for 15,000 homes annually. The solar panels also would not damage the soil, which means if the site was ever taken down, the farmland would still be usable.

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