Elm Branch Solar
Virtual power purchase agreement with L3Harris supports their corporate sustainability goals while spurring development of new renewable energy infrastructure in Texas
metric tons of CO2 saved per year
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Site Selection & preliminary design
Permitting & environmental studies
Land management & biodiversity planning
Final engineering, financing & construction
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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.
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Video: Meet families raising sheep on solar farms
Solar grazing brings new hope to America's farmers
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Supporting sheep and local biodiversity at Elm Branch and Briar Creek solar farms
Agrivoltaics in Texas
Jun 30, 2020
Recycling and lifecycle management of solar panels
Our commitment to recycling solar panels
Videos of our Elm Branch Solar project
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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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