US independent power producer Advanced Power and its Japanese co-investors, ENEOS Corp. and Fuyo General Lease, has announced that their solar power generating project, Cutlass Solar, has successfully transitioned from “construction and testing” to “full commercial operations.”
Cutlass Solar, a state-of-the-art 140-megawatt direct current, solar power plant, completed its testing phase in July 2022. With the project fully operational, representatives from the three partners expressed excitement about continuing their collective mission to supply reliable, renewable power to the Greater Houston area.
Vice President of Development Collin Brown said the Cutlass Solar plant exemplified Advanced Power's unwavering commitment to strengthen the Greater Houston area through additional tax revenues that will supporting Fort Bend County and its local schools.
Meanwhile, Fuyo General Lease pointed out that the Cutlass Solar project was the largest solar power plant that the company had ever undertaken. For its part, ENEOS said Cutlass Solar was its first solar power generation investment outside Japan and was a significant step towards achieving carbon-neutrality by 2040.
Cutlass Solar is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County, Texas, and has a projected annual generation capacity of approximately 247,000 MWh.