Texas continues to maintain its peculiar do-as-I-do-not-as-I-say leadership in renewable energy.
A 30 megawatt solar panel array has just gone live in Webberville, TX, just east of Austin.
The electricity from the privately owned Webberville facility is expensive, and it will provide just a fraction of Austin’s electricity. (The city can generate more than 2,800 megawatts at its other power plants.) But green energy advocates hail the deal with the solar facility as a major step in Austin Energy’s plan to begin weaning the city off carbon-emitting energy sources over the next decade.