Texas is well established as the leading producer of electricity generated by renewable energy sources in the United States, mainly from wind and solar projects. According to the green energy media group Inside Climate News, the state produced 136,538GWh of renewable energy from wind and solar projects. In this article, three green energy developers based in the state will be discussed. All developers included in the article can be found on our list of the largest US developers of renewable energy and all firms offer PPA contracts.
1) EDP Renewables North America (Houston, Texas)
The renewable energy giant, EDP has numerous offices located across the globe including its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America. The subsidiary is headquartered in Houston and has eight regional offices located across the country. The firm is responsible for the operation of 58 wind farms and 9 solar parks which have an installed capacity of 8GW that produce enough electricity to power 2 million homes across the US. The Texas-based firm has invested over $17bn in green energy projects across the US and has a proven track record in negotiating PPA with some of the leading global corporations.
2) Recurrent Energy (Austin, Texas)
Based in Austin, Recurrent Energy is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and is responsible for developing and operating all of its projects located across the US. Recurrent is a specialist solar developer and has an installed capacity of 5GW located across solar and storage projects. Since its foundation in 2006, the firm has cemented its position as one of the leading solar developers in the US. In June 2022, the firm acquired two storage projects located in Texas with an installed capacity of 400MW from Black Mountain Energy Storage. The deal represents the pace at which the firm continues to grow and will continue to pursue PPA contracts in order to grow further.
3) Pioneer Green Energy (Austin, Texas)
Since 2009, Pioneer Green Energy has been developing utility-scale solar and wind projects across the United States. The firm is headquartered in Austin and has been responsible for the development of over 1.2GW of solar and wind projects. The firm relies on PPA contracts in order to provide utility-scale projects in both proven renewable resource regions and untraditional areas.
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