Bechtel’s Texas solar farm to generate power for 20,000 homes

Cutlass Solar Farm (Bechtel)
US engineer Bechtel has completed work on the Cutlass Solar project, a photovoltaic farm capable of providing 20,000 homes with zero-carbon electricity in Fort Bend, southwest Texas.

The development will be part of Houston’s electric zone, and will be cut carbon emissions by 300,000 tonnes a year.

Bechtel worked on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project, including managing the delivery and installation of some 345,000 solar panels.

Bechtel Enterprises, the company’s project development and financing arm, worked with Advanced Power, the project’s owner. This scheme is the fourth time the two have collaborated.

Kelley Brown, Bechtel Infrastructure’s EPC operations manager in North America, said: “Bechtel is supporting America’s energy transition by providing development capital for critical projects like Cutlass, and by building our own specialty solar construction equipment fleet and developing and deploying a digital execution platform for our renewable customers.”

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