Austin, Texas Gets Large Solar PV Project

Austin, Texas will soon host one of the largest solar PV projects in the US, the 30 MW Webberville Solar project.

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures announced it has begun construction on the project, which should be operational by the end of this year.  The electricity will be sold to the local utility under a 25 year power purchase agreement. The utility owns the land where the project is being built.

Colorado-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas will build and maintain the solar plant. Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) has underwritten the construction debt for the project.  

The plant will be sited in Webberville, TX, which is 15 miles east of Austin. Trina Solar’s crystalline 270W photovoltaic modules will be used on a flat, single-axis tracking system.  

The City of Austin’s goal is for renewables to supply 35% of its energy by 2020.

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Comments on “Austin, Texas Gets Large Solar PV Project”

  1. Bryant Electric Service

    As a residential and commercial electrical contractor that works in the Austin area, we are pleased to see this additional source of electricity for Austin Energy.

    Reply
  2. concern

    Why are we using a Colorado based company to install the project, German company to finance and German Manufacturer for panels?
    There are plenty of TEXAS based companies that can do the same job.

    Reply

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