Local Government Solar Initiatives

Want to find out how other jurisdictions are making solar work for them? These are the projects, programs, and policies from Texas solar leaders.  Below are links to solar commitments, large solar projects, Solarize initiatives, solar development plans, and PACE programs throughout Texas.

Municipal Solar Commitments

Large Solar Projects

Solarize Initiatives

Solar Development Plans

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

 

Municipal Solar Commitments

 

Austin

Austin's municipal utility plans to bring its total solar generation capacity up to 400-450 megawatts by the end of 2016, and up to 600 megawatts by 2019.

 

San Antonio

San Antonio has been called the "Solar Power Capital of Texas" – find out why!

 

Georgetown

Through a commitment to go totally renewable by 2017, the City of Georgetown will become one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the US to supply its customers with 100% solar and wind energy.

 

 

Denton

Denton is on a mission: to increase renewable power in Denton from 40% to 70% by 2019. Solar will provide 17% of the total, making it a critical component of the plan.

 

Large Solar Projects

 

Barilla Solar Project

A 30-megawatt facility on 200 acres in Pecos County.

 

Alamo 6

A 110-megawatt facility (operational since 2016). "Once complete the project will power nearly 21,000 homes."

 

Mesquite Solar Project

Mesquite Solar Project

San Angelo's 143-Acre Solar Power Farm Coming in 2016.

 

Solarize Initiatives

 

Solarize Texas

"Solarize Plano has inspired others to start similar programs in their communities." – Includes a list of all Solarize projects in the State of Texas.

 

Solar Development Plans

 

San Antonio Solar Development Plan

City of San Antonio

"The City of San Antonio’s “Solar Development Plan” identifies a set of stakeholder-recommended strategies, concepts, goals, and action steps that will increase San Antonio’s leadership in the solar industry and will help guide the region’s activities in deploying solar technologies and in growing various aspects of the solar industry in the near-, middle-, and long-term (defined as 2015, 2020, and 2030 respectively)."

 

Property Assessed Clean Energy