October 2001 - Green Mountain Energy Company announced a new solar energy program, the Big Texas Sun Club, which will provide its Texas-based customers with an avenue "to help construct, develop and maintain new solar facilities in Texas as well as promote ongoing statewide education about solar energy."
Currently, Green Mountain customers receive 100% wind energy. Membership in the program costs $5 per month. In addition to contributing to the development of solar facilities, members will receive a free beach towel, access to an online newsletter, a priority customer care number, and a tree planted in their name.
The company also said that it will work to develop a total of 100 kW of photovoltaics (PV) projects in Dallas and Houston.
News Release - Green Mountain Energy Company Announces Plans to Construct Two Commercial Scale Solar Arrays in Texas