Austin Energy boasts largest solar project

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Austin Energy has launched a 30 MW solar power plant within the Village of Webberville, Texas, marking the first utility-scale solar deployment for Austin Energy and the largest active solar project of any public power utility in the country.

Made possible through a 25-year solar power purchase agreement , the addition of this power plant brings the utility one step closer to achieving its renewable energy goals of 35 percent by 2020.

The project has more than 127,000 photovoltaic solar modules mounted on single-axis trackers that follow the sun to maximize solar energy production. The project will produce more than 61 million kilowatt-hours of solar in the first year of operation alone and more than 1.4 billion kilowatt-hours over 25 years.

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