Duke Energy to build 250MW solar park in Texas

The Pisgah Ridge Solar Park project is predicted to create 300 jobs

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Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions has unveiled plans to build a 250MW solar park in Texas.

Once operational, the project will become the largest utility-scale solar facility in the firm’s portfolio.

The Pisgah Ridge Solar Park is forecast to create around 300 jobs.

A 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 102MW of the plant has already been signed with the pharmaceutical company Charles River Laboratories International.

A further two corporations have signed separate VPPAs for the remaining 148MW of solar energy generated by the project.

Chris Fallon, President of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, said: “We’re excited to continue to grow our Texas solar portfolio, which will provide additional energy resources for the citizens of Texas to help meet their growing demand and need for a more diverse energy infrastructure.”

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