Texas Solar Power Expands
The renewable energy sector has found another permanent home with Texas solar power.
This year the solar industry may have dropped in production due to unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, except this month, according to the online publication Electrek, “Texas will host the largest solar project in the US.”
What does this mean for Texas solar power in the new year?
It means, “Solar [Energy] is projected to be the fastest-growing contributor to Texas’ power grid in the next three years,” as Electrek reported in February 2020.
Let’s take a look at the most recent groundbreaking solar farm in Erath County, Texas, called the Erath Solar Project. The expected completion date for the 10-megawatt solar farm is in February 2021 (right around the corner).
So, why build a small-scale solar farm in Erath County? Easy answer, the farm is a result of United Cooperative Services, Navisun, and TurningPoint Energy joining efforts to create an opportunity for United Cooperative Services customers to purchase Texas solar power through its solar program.
Referring back to Texas as the host for the largest solar project in the United States, Invenergy, a Chicago-based global developer and operator of green energy generation and storage, announced a 1,310-megawatt solar farm in northeastern Texas. It is named Samson Solar Energy Center and will support sustainability goals for major corporations in the US.
As stated on the Electrek website, “Samson Solar is one of many Invenergy developments that is powering daily American life, and will also provide more Texans with cleaner, cost-effective power through agreements with AT&T (500 MW), Honda (200 MW), McDonald’s (160 MW), Google (100 MW), The Home Depot (50 MW), City of Bryan, TX (150 MW), City of Denton, TX (75 MW), and the City of Garland, TX (23 MW).”
Let’s not forget, Texas is ranked 4th in the US for solar, resulting in the more common use for Texas solar power and an increase in job placement.
It is clear that Texas is and will be a permanent home for renewable energy, and more than ever, solar energy. So why continue to wait on the investment to add Texas solar power to power your home’s utility usage.
Contacting your local utility provider and requesting information on solar programs will lead you to your trusted local solar installation teams.
If you plan on having Texas as your permanent place of living, why not make it a permanent place of saving.