J-POWER USA, Solar Plus Development, Avondale Solar and AP Solar Holdings have agreed to develop Red Tailed Hawk Solar, a 350-MWAC solar project located in Wharton County, Texas, through their equally owned joint venture company, AP Solar Holdings.
This will be J-POWER USA’s first renewable project in the U.S., as the company typically develops natural gas and other fossil fuel projects. The demand for solar power has increased in recent years with Texas having some of the best solar resources in the country in addition to its rapidly growing economy. This project is strategically located close to the load center of Houston, a high-power demand area.
J-POWER USA and its affiliate companies now have interests in 12 U.S. power generating facilities, totaling approximately 6,500 MW.
“We are excited to expand our development capabilities into the renewable energy field,” stated Mark Condon, president and CEO of J-POWER USA. “J-POWER USA’s participation in this project will assist in providing energy to the marketplace in order to meet consumer demand for clean, affordable and reliable power.”
“We are very pleased to be working with J-POWER USA on the development of the Red-Tailed Hawk Solar project which will be well positioned to provide low cost renewable power to the Houston Zone,” said Trevor Nash, CEO of AP Solar.
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