Commercial, Solar - November 18, 2020
AT&T, Honda lead corporate offtakers of largest US solar facility
AT&T and Honda are contracted to be the leading offtakers from what will be the largest solar generation facility in the United States once it is completed.
The 1,310 MW Samson Solar Energy Center is currently under construction in northeast Texas by Invenergy. To fund its development, Invenergy has already completed power purchase agreements with five major commercial customers and three Texas municipalities, including:
- 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 renewable energy is good for the planet, for our business, and for the communities we serve," Scott Mair, president of AT&T Technology & Operations, said in a statement. "With more than 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, our portfolio delivers clean electricity to the grid, helps to create jobs and community benefits, and supports the transition to a low-carbon economy. We're excited to participate in Invenergy's Samson project through the largest corporate solar energy deal in the U.S."
The project is being constructed in Lamar, Red River and Franklin Counties with $1.6 billion in capital investment. It will be constructed in five phases and is expected to begin operation in 2023.