Sumter in Final seven for new solar plant

Published: Jun. 30, 2011 at 3:16 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:23 PM EDT
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Sumter county is in the running of being the home of the worlds largest solar power farm.

WALB spoke with a representative of the company National Solar that explained how if chosen for this new development it can impact the area greatly.

Sumter county is one of 7 areas in the southeast that will be chosen to house the new solar farm.

This farm has the potential of adding hundreds of jobs as well as giving cleaner cheaper  energy to over 32 thousand homes.

The criteria for the site is the amount of undeveloped land, support from the community and local businesses as well as a qualified workforce and economic development

The decision will be announced within 4-6 weeks of what area will receive the farm.

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