Advanced Power Alliance and Solar Energy Industries Association launched this week CleanPowerPays .org, a new interactive website. Accordingly, this platform shows that wind, solar, and energy storage projects provide new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties.
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CleanPowerPays on Texas potentialities for clean energy
This week, Advanced power Alliance and Solar Energy Industries Association launched CleanPowerPays .org. In fact, this platform is a new interactive website reporting on new wind, solar, and energy storage projects.
Accordingly, the website shows there are new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties in this regard.
In this regard, CleanPowerPays displays – by Texas county, legislative and congressional district – existing and planned wind, solar, and storage capacity. Also, estimated lifetime tax payments from those projects and estimated lifetime landowner payments that individual Texans will receive from them.
“Rural Texas can greatly benefit from solar, and this new tool will show lawmakers just how much large solar projects can contribute to rural communities,” says Nakhia Crossley, central region director, and counsel SEIA.
Furthermore, “this interactive map shows how numerous communities across Texas are already benefiting from solar. It also shows how much money these projects contribute to local tax revenues and payments to landowners.”
The potentialities on the rural landscape
Therefore, “as we look to grow the solar industry in Texas, this tool will help us better understand the economic growth potential of solar.”
In fact, the site notes that the overwhelming benefits of these investments flow to rural areas of the state. Consequently, this helps to improve local schools and provide revenue for services and infrastructure. Besides, to empower farmers and ranchers with new ways to generate income from their land.
Moreover, the interactive tool reveals the massive investment in Texas, totaling more than $60 billion. Unsurprisingly, the West Texas and Panhandle legislative districts dominate the wind energy space, with some districts receiving billions in new tax revenue.
Also, districts in South Texas have seen significant tax revenue growth from both wind and solar projects.
Therefore, this growth is providing a lifeline for rural landowners. Accordingly, many farmers and ranchers are now relying on income from their renewable energy harvest to support their agricultural operations. In fact, especially during times of drought or low commodity prices.