Duke Energy Renewables acquires solar project from Recurrent Energy
USA, Texas, Manor: The Duke Energy subsidiary announced the acquisition of the 144 MW Pflugerville Solar project in Texas on 7 January.
The Pflugerville Solar project is currently under construction and is expected to come online this year. Spread across 4 km2 (932 ac) of land area in Travis County, the facility will use 489,600 pieces of Canadian Solar’s bifacial BiKu modules. Engineering and construction services for the project are being provided by Signal Energy.
Duke Energy Renewables president Chris Fallon said: “We’re excited to add this terrific project to our growing Texas solar portfolio to meet the increasing demand for power in the state and support our longstanding relationship with Austin Energy.
“In addition to providing Austin Energy’s customers with low-cost clean energy, this project will also bring significant economic benefits to the state.”
For this project, Duke Energy Renewables will provide the long-term operations and maintenance services.
Canadian Solar chairman and CEO Shawn Qu said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Duke Energy Renewables and are pleased that they have become the new owners of Pflugerville Solar, as it is a landmark project that will power local homes in the Austin area, supporting the clean energy transition as the Lone Star State continues to diversify its energy mix.”
Once operational, Pflugerville Solar project will power nearly 27,000 homes. The City of Austin’s electric utility Austin Energy will purchase power from facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
Source: Power Technology