December 9, 2020 at 5:18 am

The solar plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power nearly 300,000 homes

By Sandesh Ilhe

Invenergy, a Chicago-based developer of electricity generation facilities, is building a 1,310-megawatt solar energy farm in northeast Texas.

The Samson Solar Energy Center is in Lamar, Red River and Franklin counties and when it’s completed in 2023, it will be the nation’s largest solar site, according to Invenergy.

Several companies are buying the output through power purchase agreements to meet their own renewable goals, including AT&T, Honda and McDonald’s. Three Texas cities including Bryan, Denton and Garland have also agreed to buy power purchase agreements.

The solar plant is expected to produce enough electricity to power nearly 300,000 homes. Local landowners will receive a total of $250 million for leasing their land.



Sandesh Ilhe

With an Engineers degree in Advanced Database Management and Information Security, Sandesh brings the deep understanding of the digital world to the table. His articles reflect the challenges and the complexities that come along with every disruption in the industry. He carries over six years of experience on working with websites and ensuring that the right article reaches the right reader.

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