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Windpower

Sweetwater continues to explore the expanding renewable energy business. As the CREZ lines get built, more wind development will likely come our way due to the economy of scale. We are also exploring the expansion of the solar industry and how it might fit in this region. With average wind speeds of 8.0 to 8.5 meters per second and an average solar index of 5.5 to 6.0 kwh per square meter per day, our region is a prime location for renewable energy for today and into the future!

  • Sweetwater/Nolan County has over 1300 turbines (1MW or larger)
  • Sweetwater/ Nolan County has approx. 2000 MW of developed wind
  • Multi-county region around Sweetwater has 3900 MW of developed wind
  • Multi-county region is equal to the developed wind in Canada
  • Nolan County, if a state, would be ranked 11th overall MW production from wind
  • Nolan County, if a country, would be ranked 25th in overall MW production from wind
  • Sweetwater is the hub of the Public Utility Commission’s $5 Billion CREZ transmission line expansion project in Texas.
  • Sweetwater/ Nolan County is home to some of the largest wind farms in the world.
  • Sweetwater/ Nolan County is home to many of the service and supply chain vendors in the wind industry.

(Stats based on January 2017 report)

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