November 13 (Renewables Now) - Danish renewable energy company Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) today said it has reached a final investment decision (FID) on and started construction of a 460-MW solar-plus-storage complex in Texas.
The Permian Energy Center will have 420 MW of utility-scale solar capacity and 40 MW of battery storage and will be built alongside existing oil and gas assets in Andrews County. Once operational in mid-2021, it will supply power to meet the growing demand in West Texas.
Ørsted, which has 1 GW of operational wind farms in the US and 670 MW of wind under construction, said the photovoltaic (PV) modules for the solar complex will be made by Chinese majors JinkoSolar Holding (NYSE:JKS) and JA Solar. Further details on the project were not disclosed.
All capacity in the article is given in alternating current (AC).