Gallery: U.S. Largest Solar Power Facility Approved for Austin

 

Texas is famous for having the biggest of everything, from the biggest capitol in the nation, to the largest population of livestock cattle. And while one may not immediately think of Texas as a green state, that will soon change, as Gemini Solar Development has been selected by Austin Energy to install the United States’ largest solar power facility. A green Texas? Why not!

The array will be owned by San Francisco-based company Gemini Solar Development, which will lease the plant to Austin Energy. 30 megawatts is the amount of power that will be produced by the United States’ largest solar array – enough power for about 5,000 homes, and around double the output of the current largest solar array in the US. The array will be located in a 300 acre site at Webberville, which is owned by Austin Energy, the city’s electric company.

The plant is being installed as part of the city’s plan to increase its use of renewables by 30 percent in the year 2030.

+ Gemini Solar Development

+ Austin Energy

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  1. khernau March 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    That is great! I think solar power is one of the best resources we have. If I could, I would have solar panels on my house. It would certainly be a power saver on my bill. I would love to save some money there.

    http://electricsaver1200.com/powersaver.html

  2. dannn January 26, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Check out Stirling solar engines

    nano-tech is also advancing solar, again these would work better and cheaper on rooftops with motors and sensors

  3. NuCo Professional August 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    NuCo nusolar professionals offer online basic knowelege classes. They say power is knoweldge, so bring the power to your company. Austin is always on the leading edge of technology.

  4. greenguy July 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm
  5. greenguy June 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm
  6. blake June 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    With the Austin Energy rebates and federal tax credit, Sunbelt Solar is giving homeowners the tools they need to harness the energy of the sun. Sunbelt Solar specializes in design and installation of residential solar hot water heaters.

  7. blake June 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    With the Austin Energy rebate and the federal tax credit, Sunbelt Solar is giving homeowners the tools they need to harness the sun’s energy by designing and installing residential solar water heaters.

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