Germany-based energy company E.ON has started construction on its West of the Pecos solar project, located in Reeves County, Texas, approximately 75 miles southwest of Midland-Odessa.
The 100 MW AC project, expected to come online in December, will consist of more than 350,000 photovoltaic panels built over a 670-acre area. E.ON expects approximately 300 jobs to be created during construction.
“Breaking ground on a project of this size is a very important step for us to become a leading player in the North American solar market,” says Silvia Ortin, E.ON’s chief operating officer for North America. “We’re excited to advance our first solar project in Texas and to continue our investment in renewable generation benefiting local communities across the U.S.”
In May 2018, the project secured a long-term power purchase agreement for 50 MW with SK E&S LNG LLC, a subsidiary of SK E&S Co. Ltd., one of the largest energy companies in South Korea.
E.ON has developed and built more than 3.8 GW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across the U.S.