Tamworth and Tanager
End of 2019 RWE has commissioned with Tamworth and Tanager two solar farms in North Carolina with a total capacity of around 10 MW. Together the solar plants will generate enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of over 2,000 US homes. Both plants have a committed offtake via 15-year power purchase agreements with Duke Energy Progress.
Tech Park Solar
Tech Park Solar (TPS) is our first solar project built in North America, located in Pima County, Arizona, and started generating power in December 2012. TPS is a 5 MW (AC) solar generation facility developed in collaboration with the Campus Research Corporation at the University of Arizona. It is a collaborative hub for researchers and the industry to promote and develop renewable energy. TPS provided over 150 construction jobs and will contribute about $170,000 per year in property tax revenues to Pima County.
Valencia Solar, 11 MW (AC) is RWE’s largest solar generation facility in Pima County, Arizona, and came online in June 2013. The facility stands out for being the first North American project for which we performed all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. Construction coordinated the activities of 10 main suppliers of civil and electrical work including the provision and installation of inverters/transformers, trackers, switchgear and modules, cable laying and combiner box connection set-up. E.ON Climate and Renewables as RWE Renewables’ predecessor managed Valencia’s design, construction and operation to maximize local input in close cooperation with local government, civic organizations and the community.
West of the Pecos
West of the Pecos (WOTP) is a 100 megawatt (MWac) solar plant located in Reeves County, Texas, approximately 75 miles southwest of Midland-Odessa. Pecos is the county capital and seat of the Reeves County Administration in the state of Texas in the United States. The project utilizes nearly 350,000 solar modules on a surface of 550 football pitches and covers more than 700 acres within the county leased from Texas Pacific Land Trust and Texas General Land Office. WOTP is RWE’s first solar project in Texas and is currently the company’s largest solar facility in the U.S.