Lake Worth set to unveil Solar Energy Project next month

solar-energy-panels-2LAKE WORTH — The city has rescheduled the curtain raiser for its  Solar Energy Project for Feb. 28, according to City Manager Michael Bornstein.

The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 11 but had to be scrapped after Hurricane Matthew’s march through Palm Beach County.

The project has taken a 63-acre landfill off Washington Avenue, just a few blocks west of South Dixie Highway on the south end of the city that was an environmental eyesore and turned it into a producing solar energy field.

The city said the solar panels will generate enough clean energy to power more than 250 homes and reduce carbon emissions by four million pounds — the equivalent of taking 400 cars off the road.

Lake Worth officials have been touting the $2 million project for months.

Lake Worth said it’s only the third Florida city to build a solar farm.

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