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South Korea plans to build a large-scale solar power plant in Texas

Collaborative efforts between South Korea’s public and private entities are set to give rise to a remarkable venture, a Large-Scale solar power plant valued at 600 billion won ($450 million) in Texas, USA. This initiative not only marks a significant stride in Korea’s renewable energy journey but also fosters a substantial track record in sustainable development.

Leading Korean enterprises including Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., SK ecoplant, Topsun Company, alongside the Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Urban Development Corporation (KIND), Plant, Infrastructure, and Smart City (PIS) fund, have recently forged a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) with High Road Energy Marketing LLC.

Operating for an impressive 35 years post-completion, the Korea’s Large-Scale Solar power plant in Texas is poised to yield profits through project contracts facilitated by the fund. Moreover, it presents a unique opportunity for Korean companies to foster a symbiotic relationship within the domestic solar ecosystem, potentially sourcing essential materials and components from local suppliers.

Capacity of the Upcoming Large-Scale Solar Power Plant in Texas

The upcoming solar plant will have a 459-megawatt (MW) capacity and will be built on 11.73 million square meters in Concho County, Texas. With a robust capacity of 459 megawatts, the plant holds the potential to generate a substantial 852 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity annually equivalent to powering around 240,000 households, each with an average monthly consumption of 300 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

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Lee Kang-hoon, KIND’s President and CEO, reiterated the strategic value of Korea’s Large-Scale Solar power plant in Texas venture, asserting, “Participating in the U.S. renewable energy power generation project allows us to bolster our project development capabilities and augment our track record. Our aspirations align with environmentally conscious, socially beneficial, and corporate governance-focused business expansion and investment.”

As South Korea embarks on this landmark international renewable energy endeavor, it not only advances its technological prowess but also solidifies its commitment to sustainable development and responsible business practices. The Korea’s Large-Scale Solar power plant in Texas collaborative effort stands as a testament to the nation’s dedication to creating a cleaner and greener future, both domestically and beyond.

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