Vistra brings 108 MW solar farm online in Texas

The utility will bring online the Emerald Grove Solar Facility, Vistra’s third new renewable and energy storage project. (Courtesy: Vistra)

Vistra’s 108-MW solar farm in Crane County, Texas is now available.

The utility will bring the third of seven new energy storage and renewable projects to Texas, the Emerald Grove Solar Facility, online in the coming years.

Emerald Grove joins Vistra Zero’s 50 MW Brightside Solar Facility as well as the 260/260 MWh DeCordova Energy Storage Facility.

“In the two years since announcing a nearly $1 billion capital investment within ERCOT, our teams have executed with precision despite the challenges that exist today,” Vistra CEO Curt Morgan said in a statement. “We’ve shown that we can deliver the green energy alternatives many retail customers are looking for while providing affordable and reliable electricity to the growing Texas population.”

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The Emerald Grove Solar Facility contains 316,416 First Solar’s modules. These modules can generate enough electricity to supply approximately 54,000 homes in the ERCOT market under normal grid conditions. 

Mortenson provided engineering expertise and construction expertise.

The facility’s west Texas location allows the panels to take advantage of higher solar irradiance levels, Vistra said.