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Bluebonnet adds solar panels to facility in Caldwell County

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 2021


Bluebonnet's Maxwell service center has 292 solar panels that can offset about 70 percent of the facility's total annual energy consumption

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's service center in Caldwell County is now the cooperative's third facility with solar panels. The service center, which opened in July 2020, is located between Lockhart and San Marcos in Maxwell. It allows field operations personnel to better serve the area. In December 2020, New Braunfels-based Speir Innovations installed 292 solar panels totaling 100 kilowatts of AC power with four power inverters on two roofs of the facility. The array will produce enough power to offset about 70 percent of the facility's total annual energy consumption. 

The campus also features two rainwater collection tanks that each hold 30,000 gallons. 

Looking to install solar? You're in luck – the 26 percent federal tax credit was recently extended through 2022. Learn more about connecting your power source to the grid at bluebonnet.coop.

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