Advanced Power’s 140-MW Cutlass Solar project has achieved full commercial operations and is supplying renewable power to the Greater Houston area. The completed project began delivering power into the ERCOT system in July 2022.
Cutlass Solar sits on a 700-acre site located approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County. It uses JA Solar bifacial solar panels and a single-axis tracking system.
Today marks its transition from construction and testing to full commercial operations. Advanced Power will continue as the facility’s asset manager and SOLV Energy as its operator. Advanced Power and its co-investors, ENEOS Corporation and Fuyo General Lease Co., own the facility.
“Cutlass Solar exemplifies Advanced Power’s continuing growth as a global developer manager, and owner of modern power infrastructure. We are committed to bringing reliable power to growing areas that need it, such as Greater Houston,” said Collin Brown, VP of development of Advanced Power. “We are equally pleased to be contributing to the community through tax revenues to support the county and local schools.”
Bechtel, a global power project designer,, was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the facility.
“This is a state-of-the-art renewable electric generating facility that will benefit the region with sustainable energy for years to come,” said John Coleman, the project’s director of construction. “Many people and organizations from Greater Houston were instrumental in building this vital new power resource which is benefiting ERCOT’s energy portfolio and the people of Texas who rely upon it. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”
Cutlass Solar is Advanced Power’s first operational project in an 8-GW renewable and low-carbon development pipeline across the United States. Additional projects in the ERCOT pipeline include:
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