NextEra Energy, one of the big wind farm operators in Oklahoma is starting construction of another farm, but this one will be a solar farm near Sterling City, Texas.
Work is about to get underway on the farm to be located between the cities of Midland and San Angelo. The call is going out in the area for hundreds of workers needed for the construction of the 30-megawatt farm.
NextEra says that over the next 30 years, the farm will generate $6 million in tax revenue for Sterling County.
The company also recently was given state approval to build a solar farm in west Texas near the border of Sterling and Coke counties. Both will provide electricity to Denton, a city that recently committed to sourcing 100 percent of its electrical power from renewable energy.
The Denton Public Utilities Board voted unanimously to okay a 15-year contract with NextEra to get electricity for the 100-megawatt Bluebell 2 farm. Construction on Bluebell won’t start until 2020.
The two solar farms are among the latest projects for NextEra operations located in 32 states and Canada. Work is also underway on a NextEra solar farm in Arkansas.