The Webberville Solar Farm is a 35-megawatt direct current (DC) photovoltaic system located 22 miles north of downtown Austin on a 380-acre site owned by the City of Austin. The site is located one mile from Austin Energy's Austrop substation, which minimizes the additional transmission infrastructure required to deliver power generated to the electricity grid. This solar facility utilizes solar photovoltaic panel technology that is mounted on horizontal-axis trackers that rotates in the east-west direction with the sun's position in the sky in order to optimize electricity production. The system will produce over 50,000 MWh of solar power annually, enough energy to power 5,000 homes, and will contribute to Austin Energy's goal of 30% renewables in its energy mix. Backup location for this tour will be the Kingsbery community solar project, now being developed on a 26-acre site about 4 miles east of downtown Austin.
The bus will depart the convention center at 2:30pm. The tour will take place from 3:00-4:00pm and the bus will arrive back at the convention center at 4:30pm.
Tickets are $25 and cover the cost of transportation. Please note that in the event of inclement weather the trip will be canceled and the ticket fee will be refunded.
*The tour has reached its capacity and tickets are no longer available.