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Rosendin, Tokyo Gas begin construction of 500MW solar farm in Texas

April 06, 2021

PV Magazine:

Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Tokyo Gas America have begun building a 500 MWac/631 MWdc solar power project in Texas. The Aktina Renewable Power Project will be brought online in blocks starting in mid-2021 with energy sold to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) wholesale market.

The facility will include around 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in Wharton County, around 60 miles southwest of Houston.

Over the past 15 years, REG has delivered more than 3 GW of solar project installations in the U.S. and Canada, with more than 1 GW under construction and another 2 GW in development. Tokyo Gas is on track to own more than 1.36 GW of total renewable energy capacity globally and aims to grow that portfolio to 5 GW by 2030.

Texas has at least a dozen solar sites in operation that are producing at least 100 MW of power, according to PV Magazine’s reporting. The state is projected to be No. 2 in terms of new solar capacity over the next five years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

[David Wagman]

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