Belltown begins construction on 330MW Texas solar projects

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Belltown developing over 2GW of solar projects. Credit: Unsplash

Renewable energy developer Belltown Power Texas has announced the start of construction on 330MW Texas solar projects.

Located in the ERCOT North Zone, the three solar projects are expected to begin commercial operations between December 2020 and March 2021.

The Texas solar projects include the 81MW Rippey site in Cooke County, the 81MW Kellam solar project in Van Zandt County and the 168MW Coniglio site in Fannin County.

The Rippey solar facility has a contract with an affiliate of Vistra Energy for the offtake of 100% of its power generation.

The remaining two projects have contracts with Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative, Inc., with busbar offtake for 100% of the electricity generated.

Belltown’s Co-Founder and President Lloyd Pope said: “This represents a key milestone for the Belltown portfolio, having developed these projects from greenfield all the way to NTP.

“We are pleased with the partner we have found to bring these projects forward to COD and beyond and we look forward to completing more transactions like this one.”

Currently, Belltown in involved in the development of over 2GW of solar projects that will be connected to the grid over the next five years.

Part of the Belltown Group, the company mainly focuses on solar projects in the North and South Zones.