SoCore Energy announced it has commenced construction on a 1.9 MW ground-mounted solar project in Leakey, Texas, for Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC). SoCore worked to develop this project for BEC, which will provide the opportunity for its members to subscribe to community solar power for their homes and businesses.
This project supports BEC’s mission “to enhance the quality of life of its members by providing highly reliable electric services at a competitive price.” The Leakey facility will generate an estimated 3,587 Mwh of clean energy within its first year of operation.
“We are excited to bring this innovative opportunity for our members to participate in community solar,” said BEC CEO William Hetherington. “We are looking forward to working with SoCore to deliver reliable, cost-effective and renewable energy that supports our communities for the long term.”
“It has been a wonderful experience working with BEC and adding to our portfolio of projects with rural electric cooperatives,” said Laura Caspari, director of development at SoCore Energy. “We are looking forward to helping them bring clean renewable energy to their members and supporting the development of community solar in the territory. It brings new opportunities and choices for their members.”
Following construction, an affiliate of SoCore will own and operate the facility, which will provide power to BEC under a power purchase agreement.