By Cyrus Reed, Conservation Director for the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club
Republished from the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter’s Blog
If you’ve heard about the rise of solar power in Texas, chances are you’ve heard about it in the context of big cities like Austin and San Antonio announcing big projects. These two cities have gotten a lot of accolades in the past ten years for their forward-thinking clean energy initiatives, and deservedly so. Hundreds of megawatts of solar power have come online from contracts signed by the two publicly-owned utilities – Austin Energy and CPS Energy.
However, other “less obvious” utilities have begun to invest in solar power. Georgetown (north of Austin) and Denton (north of Dallas) are two examples. These two cities have also committed to going 100% renewable energy.
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