bp Starts Construction on Texas Solar Project - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Solar  -  September 28, 2023

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures to Add Solar

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV), a joint venture between ExxonMobil and SABIC, which produces materials used to manufacture clothes, food containers, packaging, agricultural film and construction materials, plans to adopt solar power in Texas.

bp began construction on its 187MWdc Peacock Solar project, located 10 miles north of Corpus Christi in San Patricio County, Texas.

Peacock will sell all of the electricity it generates under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) to Gulf Coast Growth Ventures.

Peacock is located near the GCGV complex and will supply power directly to the facility

"We want to be good stewards of our environment," said Paul Fritsch, president at GCGV in a statement. "Once online, the solar-generated electricity will be used to partially power our plant and help reduce emissions in support of a net-zero future."

bp's 50:50 joint-venture partner, global solar leader Lightsource bp, is developing the project and managing the construction on behalf of bp.

PCL Construction, the main engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, will install ultra-low carbon solar panels and trackers from US-based manufacturers First Solar and GameChange Solar, respectively.

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