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.
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Invenergy, a privately-held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, says its 1,310 MW solar energy generation facility will be the largest in the U.S. upon completion. Currently under construction in northeast Texas, the Samson Solar Energy Center will support the sustainability objectives of five major consumer brands and supply power to three Texas municipalities.
Invenergy has begun construction on a five-phase, 1,310-megawatt solar center spanning three Texas counties, the energy developer and operator said on Wednesday.
The company has already secured offtake agreements with several cities and large corporations for its Samson Solar Energy Center, with phases set to come online in 2022 and 2023. Though the solar will be divided over numerous neighboring sites, its total capacity is significantly greater than the 690-megawatt Gemini project, which currently holds the title for the largest solar project planned in the U.S.
When totally completed in 2023, Invenergy said the $1.6 billion, 1,310-megawatt Samson solar energy generation facility will be the largest in the United States.