Duke Energy Renewables brings Rambler Solar project in Texas online

Published on July 28, 2020 by Dave Kovaleski

Credit: Duke Energy

The Rambler Solar project in Tom Green County, Texas – developed by Duke Energy Renewables – recently began commercial operation.

The 200-megawatt alternating current (MWac) solar project is the second in Texas that Duke Energy Renewables has brought online this year. Currently, the company, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has over 500 MWac in operation in Texas.

“We’re pleased to continue our expansion of solar energy resources in Texas, which is experiencing an increasing demand for power,” Chris Fallon, president of Duke Energy Renewables, said. “The Rambler Solar project will bring significant economic benefit to the state and generate clean energy to meet the area’s growing energy needs.”

The Rambler Solar project spans approximately 1,700 acres west of San Angelo, Texas. It contains more than 733,000 Canadian Solar high-efficiency bifacial modules. Signal Energy handled the construction of the project, employing about 400 workers during peak construction. Duke Energy Renewables will provide operations and maintenance services to the project. Rambler will also generate several million dollars in tax dollars to Tom Green County and the local school district over the 40-year life of the project.

In July, the company announced plans for another project in Texas, the Holstein Solar project in Nolan County.

Duke Energy currently owns and operates more than 8,000 MW of solar capacity with plans to double that total by 2025.