San Antonio ranks seventh in solar power

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A study has ranked San Antonio seventh among the cities in U.S., which have solar power installations.

On Thursday, an environmental organization called Environment Texas, commended the city for organizing smart contract with the solar companies, which helped them in building various solar farms to generate 400 megawatts which would be enough to power 31,000 houses in the next two years.

In a statement, Anne Clark, campaign organizer at Environment Texas, said, “San Antonio is a star when it comes to solar power. We found that San Antonio had enough solar power energy online to power 8,000 homes. So much of that is because of the tremendous work that the City Council has done.”

CPS has eight planned or operating solar farms that produce 134 megawatts of solar-generated electricity. They have made a deal with OCI Solar Power, which will add 300 megawatts of solar. And the largest solar plant is being constructed at Uvalde.

San Antonio Councilman Alan Warrick gave a statement saying that City Council and CPS Energy will work together to set bold goals for production of renewable energy. He said, “We will keep working intelligently to meet those goals in a way that will continue to benefit San Antonio’s economy, environment and residents.”

San Antonio was ranked behind Indianapolis, but was ahead of Denver. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix had the most solar-power installation and had topped the ranking.

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