Invenergy, a leading global private developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, today announced a 1,310 megawatt solar power plant that will be the largest in the world The United States after completion. Currently under construction in the northeast TexasThe Samson Solar Energy Center will support the sustainability goals of five major consumer brands and provide three with electricity Texas Communities.
“Invenergy continues to lead the way in the energy transition, and this record project shows our expertise on a new scale,” he said Ted Romaine, Senior VP of Origination at Invenergy. “The Samson Solar Energy Center is the latest example of what can be achieved when businesses and utilities seek an innovative partner to help them meet their sustainability goals and invest in a clean energy future.”
As a premier partner to commercial and industrial renewable energy customers, Invenergy has commissioned more than 3,500 MW of wind and solar capacity to serve more than 20 different corporate users in six US markets and the US Mexico achieve their sustainability and clean energy goals.
Samson Solar is one of many Invenergy developments that are fueling everyday American life and more Texans through agreements with:
- AT & T: 500 MW
- Honda: 200 MW
- McDonald’s: 160 MW
- Google: 100 MW
- The home depot: 50 MW
- City of Bryan, TX: 150 MW
- City of Denton, TX: 75 MW
- City of Garland, TX: 25 MW
“At AT&T, we believe that renewable energy is good for the planet, for our business and for the communities we serve,” he said Scott Mair, President of AT&T Technology & Operations. “With more than 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, our portfolio delivers clean power to the grid, helps create jobs and benefits, and supports the transition to a low-carbon economy. We are excited to participate in Invenergy’s Samson project for the largest corporate solar energy contract in the United States. “
Located in Lamar, Red River and Franklin Counties, Samson Solar is a $ 1.6 billion Capital investment and will create up to 600 jobs over the 36 month construction period. In addition, the project will drive and more than bring significant local economic development $ 250 million in landowner payments and support to local communities through almost $ 200 million for property tax payments over the term of the project.
Samson Solar will be built in five phases over the next three years, with each phase going into operation upon completion. The entire project is scheduled to go into operation in 2023. When completed, it will produce enough energy to power nearly 300,000 American homes.
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