Solar power farm operational in Texas

Austin Energy said a 30 MW solar power plant within the Village of Webberville, Texas was activated on Dec. 20, 2011. The activation of the power plant marks the first utility-scale solar deployment for Austin Energy and helps bring the utility closer to achieving a 35 percent renewable energy mix by 2020.

The 30 MW solar project is comprised of more than 127,000 photovoltaic solar modules mounted on single-axis trackers.

The utility-scale solar project was made possible through a 25-year solar power purchase agreement in which Austin Energy will purchase the energy at a fixed rate along with the renewable energy credits.

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