Midway Solar Generating Facility Becomes Largest Photovoltaic Project in Texas
MIDLAND, TX The Midway Solar Generating Facility occupies about 1,500 acres of 100 percent privately held land in southern Pecos County with closest proximity to Midland, Texas. This 174-megawatt project benefits from a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement, that will sell 100 percent of the electricity output generated by the facility to Austin Energy, one of the most well respected utility in ERCOT. Once fully constructed, the Midway Solar project will utilize nearly 685,000 Hanwha Q Cells modules. Midway Solar total project costs are approximately $260 million. Once complete, the power plant will generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 homes annually with clean, renewable energy from the sun. Midway Solar will be the largest installed Photovoltaic project in Texas to date.
Midway Solar has been in active development and will be fully operational in late 2018, delivering power to a nearby AEP CREZ substation well situated in the vicinity. It represents one of our most premier greenfield developments in the U.S. market.
"The 174 Power Global team is delighted to begin construction on Midway Solar and partner with Austin Energy to provide competitively priced, renewable solar energy in a state that ranks 7th in the nation with respect to installed photovoltaic facilities," said Deborah Reyes, Head of Development for the Eastern Region and Mexico Country Manager for 174 Power Global. "The project has been in development for two years and the company considers this a premier achievement as 174 Power Global begins to roll out the first of several more U.S. utility scale projects in its current pipeline."