SpaceX expanding solar farm at Boca Chica, Texas launch facility


SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Michael Sheetz | CNBC

SpaceX is expanding the solar farm at its Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, according to documents obtained by CNBC from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The FWS documents, known as a draft biological conference and opinion (BCO), reveal that SpaceX is increasing the size of its on-site solar farm by 1.7 acres, or about 30%, making the solar array a total of 7.1 acres. The company has begun clearing and leveling for construction at the site already.

Elon Musk‘s space company already uses solar panels and big batteries at the South Texas vertical launch facility to provide electricity for day-to-day operations. It also…


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