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New #solar farm expected to meet up to 10.5% of Houston's #energy needs

The City of Houston and French energy company ENGIE have announced completion of the 50 MW SolaireHolman solar project, which will provide up to 10.5% of the city’s electricity needs under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Located in Alpine, Texas, SolaireHolman was jointly developed and implemented by ENGIE subsidiaries Solairedirect North America and ENGIE North America. The project includes 203,840 solar panels on 360 acres and will provide electricity for Houston locations as diverse as the Hermann Park Zoo, the Bob Lanier Public Works Building, wastewater treatment plants, and several Bush Intercontinental Airport terminals. In February, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city council expanded the solar PPA from 30 MW to 50 MW, reaffirming the city’s commitment to renewable energy, reducing emissions and saving taxpayer money. “As the energy capital of the...

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