Pattern to build $150 million solar plant in Citrus County


San Francisco-based Pattern Development plans to build a $150-million solar project in Citrus County.

The company wants to build two solar farms on 1,000 acres at the LafargeHolcim quarry north of Crystal River, the Chronicle Online reports.

The plant will generate 150 megawatts of electricity capable of powering about 17,500 local homes. The company filed two conditional-use applications for the sites, one of which is 510 acres and the other for 514.

The Planning and Development Commission will review those applications Aug. 15. The project is expected to employ 190 workers.

Construction is expected to start later this year on one or both farms. Completion is expected to complete by the end of 2020.


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