Within the next two years, Dawson County could be the home of four solar projects that potentially could be generating a total of 500-700 megawatts of electricity.
    Although it was not on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, information was presented to the Dawson County Commissioners Court about a new solar project in the works that could become the largest in the county.
    Dennis Anderson and Bob Kirby, both working as land developers contracted with GreenGo Energy, which is headquartered in Denmark, presented information about the planned solar project during a discussion-only agenda item.
    Unlike the other three current projects located southeast and southwest of Lamesa, Anderson and Kirby said, this solar farm would be located in the northeast corner of the county near O’Donnell.
    It would cover an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 acres and would generate a minimum of 200 megawatts, although Kirby said they hope to build up to 400 megawatts.
    “We’re not zeroed in on the exact size of the project, yet,” Kirby told the Commissioners Court, since it only is in the beginning stages.
    He added there is a lot of interest in the project, stating, “The chances of getting it built are very high.”


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