Sunnyside Energy Community Solar

Sunnyside residents, businesses and nonprofits have an opportunity to benefit from clean, renewable power. Solar United Neighbors is proud to support the Sunnyside Energy Community Solar project. Sunnyside Energy is in the process of developing a solar array that benefits the community.

Signing up isn’t a binding commitment to join this project. It just lets us keep you updated on our progress! See below for more details.

What is Sunnyside Energy Community Solar?

  • Are you a Sunnyside resident who is paying too much for electricity but haven’t been able to effectively switch to a more cost-effective plan?
  • Do you rent in Sunnyside?

Sunnyside Energy community solar may be the solution. We are bringing together people and organizations who want to participate in what will be one of the largest in-city solar arrays in Texas. The City of Houston awarded the Sunnyside Energy team an opportunity to develop a former landfill in Sunnyside for solar. They will create a vibrant solar farm.


Where we are in the process?

What we’ve done so far

  • Launch Sunnyside Energy Community Solar – August 2019
  • Set up the Sunnyside Energy Trust – January 2020
  • Reorganized as Sunnyside Community Energy Group – April 2021
  • Signed lease with the City of Houston – January 2021
  • Submitted ERCOT Interconnection Application – April 2021
  • Submitted TCEQ Authorization Application – July 2021
  • Partnered on a Solar Installation Training at the Sunnyside Community Center – Fall 2021

What’s next

  • Secure permits and authorizations to construct the solar farm
  • Secure financing and off-takers for the 50 MW solar farm
  • Finalize details for the 2 MW community solar array

Information sessions

Our most recent townhall meeting is now available to view:

Can’t make an information session?

Learn more about the full Sunnyside Energy project here:

We’re grateful to our partners for making this community solar project a success


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