Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, has begun commercial operation of the 120 MW East Pecos Solar Facility in Pecos County, Texas.
First Solar has built the 1.2 million panel-facility, and the company will also operate and maintain it. The 1,000-acre project started last year in February. Austin Energy has made a 15-year agreement to purchase the energy and associated renewable energy credits.
“The East Pecos Solar Facility joins our growing renewable fleet in Texas, and we look forward to operating it for the benefit of our customers,” stated Buzz Miller, Southern Power President and CEO.