Acciona kicks off construction of 317-MWp PV project in Texas

Acciona solar plant

June 24 (Renewables Now) - Spanish group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) today announced that it has started building the 317-MWp Fort Bend solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the US state of Texas, its first such project in the country.

The company says it will invest USD 280 million (USD 234.3m) in the project, with the goal to have the plant in operation in 2022.

Located in Fort Bend County, the PV plant will be capable of generating enough clean electricity to avoid around 400,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

The Spanish company currently operates more than 1 GW of wind farms -- over 400 MW in Texas alone -- and the 64-MW Nevada Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the US.

Acciona now plans to turn to solar to double its renewable energy capacity in the country, by adding some 1.2 GW of PV power by the end of 2023, according to today's announcement.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.836)

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