Posts tagged: Texas

Luminant inks deal with SunEdison to bring more solar power to Texas grid

By: Jordan Blum More solar power will enter Texas’ power market next year to compete “apples to apples” with coal and gas power now that Dallas-based Luminant has signed the largest such deal in the country with SunEdison. Power generator Luminant will buy 116 megawatts — enough to power 58,000 homes during normal demand — […]

Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet

By: Tom Dart News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king and climate change activists were described as “the equivalent of the flat-earthers” by US senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. “I was called an Al Gore […]

OCI Solar Power Fires Up New Solar Farms

by Joanna Schroeder Three new solar projects have been fired up by OCI Solar Power adding 45 MW of solar energy. The newly operational Alamo 4 project in Brackettville, Texas, generates 39 MW for CPS Energy, San Antonio’s community-owned utility. The solar farm features more than 150,000 solar panels and covers 600 acres of privately-owned […]

Austin Just Became a National Leader in Solar Energy

By: Rob Preliasco   By 2025, the city of Austin will produce more solar energy than most states in the U.S. do today … if Austin Energy can afford it. The Affordable Energy Resolution passed by the Austin City Council on August 28 directs Austin Energy to procure 600 megawatts of solar power by 2025. That […]

Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago […]