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SunEdison completes Texas solar plant

20 Jun 2012

US solar company SunEdison, in partnership with utility CPS Energy, has completed a 19.8MW photovoltaic (PV) installation in Texas.

The two arrays that make up the installation are located on land at the Des Rios Water Recycling Center, owned by the San Antonia Water System.

SunEdison began construction at the location last November, after having won construction rights by showing the project would provide local benefits.

Through a partnership with CPS, SunEdison relocated a regional office to San Antonio and awarded $300,000 to UTSA and Alamo Colleges for academic scholarships.

The project itself pumped millions into the local economy and created 175 temporary building jobs.

Julián Castro, Moyor of San Antonio, said, ‘San Antonio is home to the state’s largest solar energy portfolio, and these two solar farm additions will reinforce CPS Energy’s Vision 2020 to provide ratepayers clean renewable energy resources, while contributing to our community’s economic development.’

Doyle Beneby, president and CEO of CPS Energy, added, ‘We continually strive to meet our commitment to acquire affordable, renewable energy resources. These solar facilities will further diversify our generation portfolio and lower our environmental risks to help keep our rates among the lowest of any major city in the nation.’

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