The Greening of San Antonio | The Rivard Report

The 10 kW solar array at Lake/Flato. Photo courtesy of Brantley Hightower.San Antonio is emerging as one of the “greenest” large American cities. In addition to our already-famous reputation for hospitality, San Antonio is getting recognized for its advances in energy and water efficiencies, alternative transportation programs and solid waste management.

San Antonio is one of only 25 “Solar America Cities” selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (Houston and Austin are the others in Texas). The City’s energy utility CPS Energy has the largest solar power capacity of any city in Texas, including the largest single solar facility (Blue Wing) in the state. The Tessman Road landfill facility has the nation’s first “solar cap” – a landfill cover with solar panels.

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