Enel Green Power North America has started construction on the 497MW Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. Once completed, the installation is set to be the largest solar facility in Enel’s US portfolio and the largest solar project in the state of Texas.
Known historically for its oil and in the present day for deploying large amounts of wind energy and latterly for deploying batteries at wind farms, the US state of Texas is less well known for solar-plus-storage projects.
Cypress Creek Renewables and NRG Energy will begin work on a joint project in Texas that will see Cypress Creek develop and operate 25MW of PV projects for NRG in order to support commercial and industrial customers.
The Austin City Council has approved a new agreement with Austin Energy that will see the utility company deliver enough renewable energy to the grid to meet the needs of more than half of its customers by 2020.