Clearway Energy builds 1.1-million panel solar project in Texas


Clearway Energy Group completed its 452-MW Texas Solar Nova complex in Kent County, Texas. The project, built in two phases, will generate enough electricity to power over 190,000 homes each year and generate approximately $5.4 million in property taxes and wages to be paid in the first year.

An aerial shot of the Texas Solar Nova project. Clearway Energy Group

“We are incredibly grateful for our partnerships with local officials, suppliers, construction partners, and customers that made this project possible,” said Valerie Wooley, SVP of 0rigination at Clearway. “The Texas Solar Nova complex is delivering new renewable power to the ERCOT grid, thanks to the ongoing dedication of our partners. We thank Verizon, SKF and Toyota Boshoku America, among others, for partnering with Clearway to help meet their own decarbonization goals.”

Texas Solar Nova offtake agreements will support Verizon in achieving its target to source the equivalent of 50% of its total annual electricity consumption with renewable energy by 2025. A portion of the renewable attributes from the solar projects will also go toward supporting SKF and Toyota Boshoku America in achieving their respective decarbonization goals through renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases.

More than 400 craftworkers contributed to the Texas Solar Nova complex with more than 500,000 hours of injury-free labor. The project is built on approximately 5,000 acres of land with over 1.1 million solar panels.

Clearway and its construction partner, Mortenson, supported several local organizations during construction, including the Texas Leadership Charter Academy-Secondary campus, the Spur Texas Community Food Bank, school supply drives and fundraisers for local community parks.

News item from Clearway Energy Group


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