SAN ANGELO, TX – Duke Energy Renewables has announced that a new 200-megawatt solar facility is online in West Texas, Kallanish Energy reports.
The alternating current Rambler Solar plant is located in Tom Green County.
The project covers about 1,700 acres west of San Angelo, Texas. It includes 733,000 bifacial modules. It will produce enough electricity to power about 40,000 homes.
The electricity generated is being sold to an unnamed company under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
About 400 workers were involved in the construction of the solar farm.
It is the second 200-Mwac Texas solar facility that the company, a Duke Energy subsidiary, has brought online this year.
The Rambler facility brings the company’s total Texas solar portfolio to 500 MWac in operation.
Earlier this month, the company began operations at its Holstein Solar project in Nolan County.
The company acquired the Rambler project last September from Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.
“We’re pleased to continue our expansion of solar energy resources in Texas, which is experiencing an increasing demand for power,” said Chris Fallon, president of Duke Energy Renewables, in a statement.
“Texas is one of the largest and fastest-growing solar markets in the U.S., where the energy landscape is changing rapidly,” said chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Shawn Qu in that statement.
Duke Energy owns, operates and contracts more than 8,000 megawatts of renewable capacity and plans to double that by 2025.