ENGIE’s 50-megawatt Houston solar plant enters service

6.26.17

ENGIE and the city of Houston, Texas recently announced that ENGIE’s 50-megawatt (MW) SolaireHolman solar power plant, which is capable of providing up to 10.5 percent of Houston’s energy,
has begun operation.

The plant will continue to provide power the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement with the city of Houston. The agreement makes Houston the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the United States.

SolaireHolman is located in Alpine, Texas, and was developed and implemented jointly by ENGIE subsidiaries Solairedirect North America and ENGIE North America. It includes 203,840 solar panels on 360 acres and will provide electricity to Houston locations that include Hermann Park Zoo, the Bob Lanier Public Works Building, wastewater treatment plants and several Bush Intercontinental Airport terminals.

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