Invenergy developing largest solar project in U.S.


Invenergy is developing a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility that will be the largest in the United States after completion.

The Samson Solar Energy Center, currently under construction in northeast Texas, will help the sustainability goals of five major consumer brands and provide electricity to three Texas municipalities.

“Invenergy continues to lead the energy transition, and this record-setting project demonstrates our expertise at a new scale. The Samson Solar Energy Center is the latest example of what can be achieved when companies and utilities seek an innovative partner to meet their sustainability goals and invest in a clean energy future.”

Ted Romaine, senior vice president of origination at Invenergy.

Situated in the counties of Lamar, Red River and Franklin, Samson Solar has a capital investment of $1.6 billion and will sustain up to 600 jobs during the 36-month construction period. In addition, the project will generate substantial local economic growth, deliver more than $250 million in landowner payments and help local governments by about $200 million in property tax payments over the life of the project.

Samson Solar will be installed in five phases over the next three years, with each phase beginning on completion. The entire project is expected to be operational by 2023. When it is full, it will generate enough energy to power nearly 300,000 American homes.

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