Texas Wind Projects:AWE is developing the Mariah wind projects in Texas. The projects are located in Parmer county.
The Mariah Wind Project:
Via its ownership in Scandia Wind LLC, AWE is the major shareholder (82%) in the Mariah Wind Project in Texas, an ambitious project of up to 10,000 MW to be built in phases. The first phases of the project have been sold and of these, 230MW have been built. More than 250,000 acres of solar PV and wind-wise attractive land in the northern part of Texas have been leased.
Construction permission has been obtained and grid connection for the first 1,200 MW in Parmer County is secured and several years of wind data have been gathered. Wind speeds are very good, giving a very high capacity factor of the installed projects.
Texas Solar PV projects:
As solar PV has become more competitive and since its generation profile fits the wind regime in Texas well – there is less wind during the hours when there is most sun – AWE has developed a portfolio of solar PV projects in unique and attractive locations in Texas where +10 projects are under development at various locations.