New Projects, Solar

174 Power Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Project in Texas

By Editors of Power Engineering

174 Power Global Corp., a subsidiary of South Korean Hanwha Energy, announced that it has begun construction on what the company’s calling the largest solar power project in Texas.

The 236 MW, $260 million Midway Solar project is slated for Pecos County in West Texas. 174 Power Global Corp. plans to build, own and operate the power plant for 25 years and sell all of the electricity generated by the facility to Austin Energy.

More than 680,000 high quality Mono-crystalline 345Wp Modules for the project will be provided by Hanwha Q CELLS. Engineering, procurement, and construction will be performed by Hanwha Q Cells USA.

 “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 seventh in the nation with respect to installed photovoltaic facilities. 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,” said Deborah Reyes, head of development for the Eastern Region and Mexico country manager for 174 Power Global.