German utility RWE has completed construction of a 100-megawatt solar farm in heart of the West Texas oil patch.
The facility, southwest of Midland-Odessa in the Permian Basin, has a long-term contract with SK E&S a South Korean natural-gas and renewable-power company.
The project is RWE’s first solar project in Texas, the company said in a statement on Monday.
Booming oil and gas production in the Permian has sent demand for electricity surging, and solar has become one of the cheapest sources of power in the region.
RWE has a pipeline of more than 10 gigawatts of renewable energy in the US.
Norwegian energy giant Equinor part owned a stake the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with RWE in Germany before it announced a sale in November.
Equinor sold off half its stake in the 60-turbine wind farm for £445m to Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners.