Advanced Power announced that its 140-Megawatt (MW) Cutlass Solar project has achieved commercial operations and supplies renewable power to the Greater Houston area.
The photovoltaic solar generating facility began delivering power into the ERCOT system in July 2022. Advanced Power will continue as the facility’s asset manager and SOLV Energy is its operator.
“Cutlass Solar exemplifies Advanced Power’s continuing growth as a global developer, manager, and owner of modern power infrastructure,” said Collin Brown, Advanced Power’s vice president of development based in Houston.
Bechtel, a leader in the design and execution of power projects for more than 60 years, was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the facility.
Cutlass Solar sits on a 700-acre site located approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County, Texas. It employs bifacial solar panels provided by JA Solar and technology that includes a ground-mounted single-axis tracking system.
Cutlass Solar is Advanced Power’s first operational project in a robust 8-Gigawatt (GW) renewable and low-carbon development pipeline across the United States.
Additional projects in the ERCOT pipeline include:
Talitha Energy – 189 MW direct current (dc) with the optionality to add battery storage
Oriana Solar – 232 MWdc with the optionality to add battery storage
Eldora Energy – 238 MWdc with the optionality to add battery storage
Elio Energy – 190 MWdc with the optionality to add battery storage
Alina Energy – 245 MWdc with the optionality to add battery storage