RES Distributed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems (RES), has entered into an agreement with Johnson City, Texas-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) to develop, construct and manage a 15 MW portfolio of solar PV projects in the Texas Hill Country.
The Pedernales Electric Community Solar Project will consist of 15 facilities across PEC’s service territory, with each site hosting a solar array of up to 998 kW. Construction of the facilities will begin later this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. PEC will buy the project’s output under a long-term power purchase agreement with RES Distributed.
RES announced its entry into the distributed energy market in 2015, and the PEC agreement is a significant milestone for RES Distributed, as the project will be one of its largest solar portfolios to date.
“RES Distributed is pleased to work alongside PEC to support member interest in distributed generation and embrace reliable and sustainable energy,” says Tom Duckett, president of RES Distributed.
“PEC is excited to partner with RES for its community solar program,” says Ingmar Sterzing, PEC’s vice president of power supply and energy services. “Once completed, these installations will allow all interested members to directly participate in a solar program that will provide the cooperative with a cost-effective rate for all its member-owners.”