Elm Branch solar

Virtual power purchase agreement with L3Harris supports their corporate sustainability goals while spurring development of new renewable energy infrastructure in Texas



/135MWᴀᴄ capacity


metric tons of CO2 saved per year


fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)


equivalent US homes powered per year


local jobs created

Current status

Site selection & preliminary design

Stakeholder outreach

Permitting & environmental studies

Land management & biodiversity planning

Final engineering, financing & construction

Operation & maintenance

Decommissioning & recycling

L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator, entered into a long-term virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Lightsource bp for renewable energy to help reach its emissions reduction goal. The company plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions companywide by nearly 30% by 2026.

L3Harris signed a virtual power purchase agreement with Lightsource bp for up to 100 megawatts of capacity from Elm Branch Solar, a solar farm being developed by Lightsource bp about 40 miles south of Dallas. Lightsource bp and L3Harris commissioned the project in November 2021.  L3Harris will receive renewable energy certificates from the solar project to reduce GHG emissions from its overall operations. L3Harris’ agreement is the equivalent of eliminating about 110,000 metric tons of CO2 per year or removing 24,000 cars from the road every year.

VPPAs are a great mechanism for corporate entities such as L3Harris to achieve their sustainability goals and contribute to the construction of new renewable energy projects without having to physically install solar at their corporation’s location.

Information and resources

We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our Elm Branch Solar project


Solar farm FAQs

We’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.


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Videos of our Elm Branch Solar project

Here are some project specific updates:

Veterans help build new Texas solar farm

Our Elm Branch Solar project highlights how  solar creates rewarding, lasting careers for those who need them most – including veterans

Raising sheep on solar farms

Meet solar shepherds raising their flocks at Elm Branch Solar


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