12 Jan '12, 1pm

San Antonio Utility Negotiating Another 400MW of Solar in Next 5 Years

San Antonio Utility Negotiating Another 400MW of Solar in Next 5 Years

San Antonio, Texas has already seen plans for a 50MW solar farm grow to 400MW due to falling installation costs, and it's also seeing mainstream home builders offering solar on new homes . Now the city looks set to take another step toward a truly clean energy future, as Reuters reports that the local utility, CPS Energy, is negotiating on a deal to build another 400MW of solar capacity in the next 5 years . It's all part of a much larger plan: Wednesday's announcement caps an 11-month effort by San Antonio officials to attract a solar manufacturer to the city and to boost use of emission-free power to meet a 20 percent target of 1,500-megawatts by 2020. City officials said the economic development proposal could involve $100 million in capital investment and 800 new jobs. Of course, in the interests of encouraging friendly competition, we should note that Reuters also rep...

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