By December the city of Austin in Texas will have a 30-megawatt solar project feeding into its grid.
Built in Webberville, about 20 miles east of downtown Austin, this Austin Energy project has already seen 7,000 out of 140,000 solar modules installed over the last few weeks.
The farm will span 380 acres and will produce enough renewable energy for more than 5,000 homes.
Austin Energy, the 9th largest public power utility in the country, said in its blog that it has a contract to purchase all the energy produced by the site for a 25-year period. The farm will include an observation deck so that visitors can have a bird’s eye view of the place.
They will also receive education material about solar and be able to see historical photos outlining the development of the project, described as the largest in the country.
Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.