Adapture Renewables completes first solar project in Texas county known for oil production

Adapture Renewables completed Catan Solar, a 13 MWdc solar project in Runge, Texas that began commercial operation in December 2020 and sells the electricity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. This is the first solar project in Karnes County, Texas, one of the top oil-producing counties in the state.

The 13-MWdc Catan Solar project in Karnes County, Texas. Adapture Renewables

Adapture Renewables financed the construction of the project with in-house capital and will own and operate the project for the long-term.

“The Catan Solar project presented an exciting opportunity for our team,” said David FitzGerald, director of project management at Adapture Renewables. “Being our first project in Texas, our team learned and adapted quickly to the local nuances and procedures in the region and built lasting relationships with local partners to complete the project on time and on budget, while adhering to COVID-19 pandemic best practices. We look forward to leveraging these skills and partnerships for future projects in the area.”

In addition to supplying locally-generated renewable energy for the community, the Catan solar project will generate long-term revenue for the local economy and help reduce energy costs for Karnes County residents.

Texas is expected to see a large growth of solar energy, accounting for 28% of new planned solar capacity, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. With this project, Adapture Renewables increases its portfolio of solar energy generating assets in Texas to 95 MWdc, and 239 MWdc in total across the country.

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