As reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on January 13, 2021 Avalon Park Daytona developer unveils plans to build massive solar farm on SR-40. Currently there are two existing solar farms in Volusia County operated by FPL. The solar farm proposed by Avalon Park Group Developers could potentially “provide electric power to as many as 60,000 homes.” The first phase is set for 2023.
Kahli, the CEO of Avalon Park Group stated in the News-Journal, "We believe the time has come for this," of the planned solar farm which would be built on a roughly 1,600-acre portion of the timberland property known as the "Woods of Ormond Beach." Kahli goes on to say, "Solar farms allow us to create the energy right here. I think it's great all the way around," he said. "There are so many people moving to Florida. They're coming in droves and solar power is a natural for the State of Florida. Why not take advantage of it?"
The location of Avalon Park stretches along the south side of State Road 40/West Granada Boulevard, roughly one mile west of I-95, bordered by Tiger Bay State Forest on the west and Latitudes Margaritaville .
It is said that Kahli’s plans are to sell electric power generated from the solar farm to utility companies. That electric power generated from the farm could then be provided to power homes and commercial businesses in Volusia County.
The first homes in the Avalon Park Daytona development will be ready for occupancy in 2022. Avalon Park Daytona Beach will be designed to include a downtown area that could have up to 1 million square feet of retail and office space.
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