CPS and Tessera Solar strike deal for 27 West Texas megawatts
Luckfahr got CPS Energy to concentrate (solar)...
CPS Board Chair Aurora Geis announced this afternoon that 27 megawatts of concentrated solar power — enough to power 4,000 homes — will start streaming along transmission lines toward Alamo City in 2010.
Relative newcomer Tessera Solar
is entering the concentrated solar market with a group of solar farms, one of which will be sited in the Big Bend area of West Texas. CPS Energy has agreed to buy that power for 20 years under the terms of a Power Purchase Agreement.
ately, City-owned CPS plans to have 100 megawatts of solar energy in the power mix.
“It’s a good start. We’re on our way to 100 megawatts,” Geis (right) said. “We will be negotiating and signing other solar contracts in the future.”
Here’s Geis’ introduction: