Texas Solar Nova Complex Reaches Completion
Aerial view of a large field with rows of solar panels

Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) recently announced the completion of its 452 MW Texas Solar Nova complex in Kent County, Texas. Constructed in two phases, the project will generate enough electricity to power more than 190,000 homes annually. The substantial project will continue to provide a significant financial impact on the local economy with an estimated $5.4 million in property taxes and wages to be paid in the first year.

Valerie Wooley, the Senior Vice President of Origination at Clearway, expressed profound gratitude towards the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders, including local officials, suppliers, construction partners, and customers. Wooley also noted that “The Texas Solar Nova complex is delivering new renewable power to the ERCOT grid, thanks to the ongoing dedication of our partners. We thank Verizon, SKF, and Toyota Boshoku America, among others, for partnering with Clearway to help meet their own decarbonization goals.”

Texas Solar Nova offtake agreements will support Verizon in achieving its target to source the equivalent of fifty percent of its total annual electricity consumption with renewable energy by 2025. A portion of the renewable attributes from the solar projects will also go toward supporting SKF and Toyota Boshoku America in achieving their respective decarbonization goals through renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases.

More than 400 craftworkers contributed to the completion of the Texas Solar Nova complex with more than 500,000 hours of injury-free labor. The project, which is built on approximately 5,000 acres of land, utilizes over 1.1 million solar panels.

Close up view of solar panels in a field

Construction of the Texas Solar Nova complex also provided Clearway and Mortenson, its construction partner, the opportunity to positively impact the local West Texas community. Together, they supported several local organizations including Texas Leadership Charter Academy-Secondary campus and the Spur Texas Community Food Bank.  Additionally, they organized multiple school supply drives and fundraisers for local community parks.