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Austin Sees 30MW Texas Solar Installation

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 12:27 pm by Solar Energy USA

Things are bigger in Texas and solar panel installations are no different. Last week the City of Austin completed a 30MW (megawatt) solar power installation located along the outskirts of Webberville. The solar energy system spans 320 acres and is comprised of more than 127,000 solar panels installed on single-axis trackers which constantly rotate with the sun’s movement for maximum energy production. Click here to see a solar tracker installation we completed for a customer in Georgia in 2011.

“The Webberville Solar Project exemplifies Austin’s leadership and investment in a clean energy future,” said Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell. “The City of Austin is proud to support a project that reduces emission levels in our community, provides energy during hot summer days when it is needed most and promotes new technologies that future generations can benefit from.”


This 30MW Texas solar installation is expected to produce over 61 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of power in its first year. Over 25 years, the same amount of time we warranty our PV solar installations, this solar farm will produce 1.4 billion kWh, enough energy to power 136,000 homes.

Texans consume more energy than citizens in any other American state. Texas is known to many as the nation’s leader in oil, but the state is also a leader in renewable energy, both wind and solar power. Texas has such great solar energy absorption that energy from sunshine falling on a single acre of land in West Texas is capable of producing the energy equivalent of 800 barrels of oil each year. This massive solar installation shows that Texas is committed to being a major player in all forms of American energy production.