Energy companies are beginning to put Texas’ vast amount of sunshine to use. Having the largest utility scale solar project in the state is something to brag about. Texas likes things big and Austin Energy’s 30MW solar farm fits that the bill while also providing clean energy to thousands of homes.
Austin Energy will be able to power 5,000 ordinary homes per year or 136,000 over the span of its 25 year solar power purchase agreement. The company will be purchasing 1.4 billion kilowatts of energy over the life of the agreement which will offset 1.6 billion pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere. This solar facility is part of Austin Energy’s goal to produce 35 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
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