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Latest News Stories About Solar Power In TEXAS

26 Oct 2017

Posted in Commercial, General, Industry News, Residential by Alba Energy

The following article contains important solar energy news in Texas and other solar updates from across the United States during the month of October. Scroll down to view the latest solar power news, and contact Alba Energy to learn about saving money by powering your Texas home or business with sunshine.


AustinTexas.Gov: Austin’s New Central Library Goes Solar


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Austin, Texas is a city know for progressive thinking, so when the new Central Library gets unveiled at the end of October, its no surprise that it will feature a solar roof overlooking the Colorado River. Dubbed the “library of the future,” the library features modern technology that is green and cost-effective, including rainwater collection and daylight-sensitive electronic window shades. The library’s solar panel installation is comprised of three arrays with a total of 567 solar panels for 182 kW-dc.


KVUE: Georgetown Attracts International Spotlight, Al Gore With Renewable Energy


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Former Vice President Al Gore was the keynote speaker at the annual Grid Next conference of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries, and took the opportunity to applaud decision makers from the city of Georgetown for their decision to move 100 percent to renewable energy. Georgetown is currently using wind power from a wind farm West of Amarillo, and will use a new West Texas solar farm in 2018. “It’s great for economic development; it’s great for our city; we’re doing something that’s very very positive not on an economic basis, but an environment basis,” said city Mayor Dale Ross.


CleanTechnica: Jeff Bezos Launches 253 MW Amazon Wind Farm Texas


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The 253 megawatt Amazon Wind Farm Texas project is now live, and will provide more than 1 million MWh of clean energy to Amazon each year. Amazon has made a public pledge to generate 100% of its power needs from clean, renewable resources like solar and wind. “Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win: it’s right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet,” said Kara Hurst, Amazon’s Worldwide Director of Sustainability.


The Hill: Rick Perry’s New Coal Subsidy Could Wreck America’s Power Markets


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Across the country renewables are booming and coal plants are shutting down. Free-market economics is leading the drive, but the owners of these old power plants are looking to change the rules in their favor. Instead of simply being paid for electricity, they look to get paid for “other attributes” as well, including “fuel-secure power plants.” The idea is that having a pile of coal next to your uneconomical power plant should be richly rewarded, bringing your 1970s technology back into the black.

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