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Texas town going 100% green

Texs going 100% GreenThe West Texas city of Georgetown just struck a deal with global solar energy company SunEdison to be powered 100% by solar plants by 2016.

The project will provide 150 MW of solar power each year through 2041, which could power more than 24,000 homes a year for 25 years.  Georgetown officials said the low price of solar energy was the reason behind the decision to switch to 100 percent renewables.

Construction on the solar plants is predicted to create almost 800 jobs.  The agreement is also one of the largest solar pacts in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the electric grid and manages the Texas deregulated energy markets.

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