Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has signed to develop the 102MW Lamesa Solar Facility located in Dawson County, Texas. The project has been acquired by Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, while RES will offer O&M services for it after commencing operation.
Lamesa Solar Facility was originally developed by BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, and REC signed a joint development agreement to complete it in mid-2015. The construction will start in July 2016 and is expected to become commercially operational by mid-2017. It is estimated to use 410,000 solar panels, and the power generation is expected to be enough for powering 26,000 U.S. homes.
"This project is our third and largest solar project in Texas, having already constructed more than 70 MW in the state," said Chad Horton, VP, RES Development, Americas. "We look forward to working with BNB to bring more solar energy online in Texas. RES has been committed to bringing renewable energy to the state, having developed and or constructed more than 2,300 MW of wind to date."