The power of the Sun in the Heart of Texas

ACCIONA's fourth renewable energy project and first solar PV plant in the state

Fort Bend Solar Farm represents an estimated $258 million investment and would employ up to 450 people at peak construction. It would create 12 full-time jobs during operation.

 

ACCIONA’s team is committed to using local businesses and services providers when possible during construction and operation.

 

Local Benefits of Solar Energy

  • A boost in tax revenue without an increased demand on local services like police and schools
  • Local job creation and support of local businesses
  • Local partnership opportunities. Each ACCIONA project includes a social impact management program dedicated to advancing education, wellness or environmental stewardship

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
  • Capacity: 240 MW PV
  • Technology: Solar panels affixed to solar trackers
  • Timeline:
    • Local Permitting: 2021
    • Construction: 2021-2022
    • Begin Operations: 2022
  • Owners: ACCIONA

 

KEY POINTS

  • ACCIONA’s fourth renewable energy project in Texas, joining three wind farms in Cameron County.
  • Key project in a portfolio of solar farms being developed by ACCIONA to deliver more than a gigawatt of new solar by the end of 2023.
  • Site will feature solar panels, affixed to solar trackers that maximize production throughout the day.
  • Up to 450 new direct jobs during peak construction and 12 permanent jobs once operational.

Key figures

450

new direct jobs

$258M

investment

240

MW PV

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