Tag Archives: Solar Power

Texas City Moves To 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Spurred By Federal Plan That New Administration Is Expected To Spurn

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress mean the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions – the  Clean Power Plan – is almost certainly dead on arrival. It’s currently before a federal appeals … Continue reading

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Solar Power Arrives In Boquillas: Key To Rural Economy Restart

BOQUILLAS, Mexico – The sealing of the border after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 crushed connected rural economies in both Mexico and the United States. Today in one swath of northern Mexico, a formal border crossing with Texas … Continue reading

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West Texas Solar Plant Comes Online

Less than eight months after breaking ground, the company constructing one of the state’s largest solar plants says it has begun harnessing West Texas’ intense rays. First Solar, based in Arizona, announced Thursday that it had completed the first phase of … Continue reading

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Texas Solar Challenge: Renewable Energy Gains Ground in the Lone Star State

This month, we brought you a series of reports looking at the road ahead for solar power in  the Lone Star State. Texas is, of course, an historically oil-and-gas dependent state. home to the nation’s highest-producing oilfield in the Permian Basin. … Continue reading

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Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

This week we have examined the opportunity and challenge for solar power in Texas. There are no state mandates or incentives for solar. And the head of the Public Utilities Commission says Congress should end solar’s 30 per cent federal tax credit. Despite that landscape solar is … Continue reading

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The Solar Challenge In Texas: Lessons Learned From Arizona, California

Texas has been called an energy superpower. Fracking technology is allowing Texas producers to extract vast amounts of oil and natural that were once out of reach. The state pumps more natural gas that any other. And it leads the country in wind energy. … Continue reading

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French Company Joins Solar Industry March to West Texas

Yet another solar company is looking cash in on the wide-open skies of West Texas. Paris-based Solairedirect has announced plans for a two-phase, 100-megawatt solar farm on a ranch about 14 miles east of Alpine in rural Brewster County. By … Continue reading

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Sizable Solar Plant in the works for West Texas

A California company has won a contract to build a 150-megawatt solar plant in West Texas. It would be the largest single plant built in the state so far, second only to the 400 mw system of plants planned for San Antonio. San Francisco-based Recurrent … Continue reading

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Marfa School Board Approves Tax Abatements for Solar Projects

Two new solar plants are one step closer to construction in Presidio County. Last night (Monday, April 21), the Marfa ISD School Board voted 4-1 to approve partial property tax abatements for two electricity generators. The Alpine 1 Solar project … Continue reading

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Marfa Residents question solar power company SunPower’s move to Marfa

Last night in Marfa, San Francisco based company SunPower hosted an open house at Marfa ISD to talk about a large scale solar development plan in Presidio County. The solar power company held the meeting to inform citizens about its … Continue reading

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