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Solar Power Is Invaluable During the Heat WaveUnder a blue sky, in a former cornfield on the outskirts of San Antonio, a group of local and state officials once gathered to inaugurate the state’s first large-scale solar farm. “I can promise you it won’t be the last,” Senator John Cornyn declared. It was an epic understatement.That installation, the Blue Wing Solar Project, can generate about 14 megawatts. Thirteen years later, there are about 12,600 megawatts worth of solar farms available on the state’s main power grid. That’s enough to keep the air conditioning cooling more than 2.5 million Texan homes. The amount of available solar energy has nearly tripled in the past three years, and there are thousands more megawatts worth of solar projects in various stages of development.Much like last summer,…

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