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ENGIE, City of Houston Complete 50-MW Solar Plant

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By Editors of Power Engineering

ENGIE announced the company has completed its 50-MW SolaireHolman solar plant in Alpine, Texas, which will now provide 10.5 percent of the power consumed in Houston.

The 360-acre project includes 203,840 solar panels, and will provide power to areas across the city including the Hermann Park Zoo, the Bob Lanier Public Works Building, wastewater treatment plants, and several Bush Intercontinental Airport terminals.

“As the energy capital of the world, it is important that Houston lead by example and show that investing in solar and renewable energy is a critical tool cities must use to prepare for the future,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “As the nation’s largest municipal purchaser of green power, we are living proof that large, industrial cities like Houston can have a robust economy but also help fight climate change.”