Solar Plus Development (SPDI), Avondale Solar (Avondale) and J-Power USA have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 400MW AC Charger Solar photovoltaic project.
The companies have developed the Charger Solar project in Refugio County, Texas, through their equally owned joint venture company AP Solar.
The companies expect to start construction on the solar facility in the second half of next year. They then expect it to come online in 2023.
In March this year, SDPI, Avondale and J-Power USA agreed to use AP Solar to jointly develop a 350MW AC solar PV project in Wharton County, Texas, called Red-Tailed Hawk Solar.
The project is expected to break ground in the second half of this year and is slated to enter operational phase by 2022.
AP Solar Holdings CEO Trevor Nash said: “We are very pleased to be working with J-Power USA on the development of Charger Solar, in addition to the previously announced Red-Tailed Hawk Solar, and, based on the market dynamics and data that we are seeing, Charger Solar will be optimally located to deliver power to both the South and Houston Zones of the local grid.”
Because of its location close to the Houston metro area, the companies expect the Charger Solar project to experience minimal curtailment and basis risk.
J-Power USA president and CEO Mark Condon said: “We strive to minimise our carbon footprint by finding innovative clean energy solutions.
“This joint venture represents an expansion of our relationship with AP Solar which follows our partnership to develop Red-Tail Hawk, a 350MW AC solar project in Wharton County, Texas.”