They do things big in Texas. This project accelerates a solar boom that is already occurring. Next year, TX will leapfrog NC,AZ and FL and move into second place behind CA in solar generation. By 2030 - TX could be the No 1 state in US for solar.
Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, today announced a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility that will be the largest in the United States upon completion. Currently under construction in northeast Texas, the Samson Solar Energy Center will support the sustainability objectives of five major consumer brands and supply power to three Texas municipalities.
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
- City of Garland, TX: 25 MW
Samson Solar will be constructed in five phases over the next three years, with each phase commencing operation upon completion. The full project is slated to be operational in 2023
2020 is the first year where wind generation will surpass coal generation on the ERCOT grid. With solar also now starting to grow rapidly - coal will easily be replaced in TX before 2030. Solar during the day and wind in late afternoon and night are a deadly combination for coal in TX. Next up, replacing NG generation.