Leeward Renewable Breaks Floor on 200 MW Horizon Solar Challenge in Texas

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Another Leeward Energy venture, Barilla Solar venture in Pecos County, Texas

Leeward Renewable Energy (LRE) has begun development of the 200 MW Horizon Solar venture close to the town of Pearsall in Frio County, Texas. The venture is anticipated to achieve industrial operation by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“We are pleased to begin construction at our Horizon Solar project,” says Omar Aboudaher, LRE’s vp of growth. “Today marks another important milestone in the development of the 200-MW Texas solar facility, bringing LRE one step closer to providing clean, renewable energy. We thank the community and officials of Frio County for their support and look forward to a long-term partnership.”

“The Horizon Solar project represents meaningful progress for Frio County,” states Arnulfo C. Luna, a Frio County decide. “The economic impact to our County and schools will make a real difference to our community. We’re proud and excited to welcome Horizon Solar to our community.”

LRE beforehand introduced 4 15-year renewable energy buy agreements with Verizon Communications Inc. by which Verizon will buy the energy generated at Horizon Solar, along with energy generated by three different LRE tasks. Horizon Solar may even present dependable, renewable energy, and offset the equal emissions of greater than 40,000 common Texas households. The venture will embrace solar parts from American-based firms, together with solar modules from First Solar and good solar tracker options from NexTracker.

“At Verizon, we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet through proven sustainable and socially responsible strategies and programs,” feedback James Gowen, Verizon’s chief sustainability officer and senior vp of world provide chain. “The latest development in our work with LRE helps build a greener U.S. energy grid, and the Horizon Solar project facility is another key component on our way to achieving net zero emissions in our direct operations by 2035.”

Once accomplished later subsequent 12 months, Horizon Solar will likely be LRE’s second operational solar venture in Texas the place the corporate is at present working the 30 MW Barilla Solar venture. In complete, LRE can have over 1,200 MW of contracted solar tasks in operation by finish of 2023 and has roughly 16 GW of solar tasks in growth and development.

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