Armadillo Solar

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Support the Project


Located in Navarro County, Texas, the 200 MW Armadillo Solar Center will use over 600,000 solar panels mounted in single-axis tracker arrays that follow the sun to generate more than 400,000 MWh of energy annually, or enough energy to power almost 42,500 American homes. The Armadillo Solar Center will help meet the energy needs of the state by providing reliable, solar-powered electricity.

The project will be supported by long-term financing and an offtake contract. The project will generate tens of millions in tax revenue that will enhance County and School services without raising taxes. You can show your support for solar energy in Navarro County by adding your name to our community letter.

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-- Significant clean energy investment in the Dallas Fort-Worth region

The Armadillo Solar Center will provide a significant economic boost to the local community over the life of the project. The project will generate stable income for project landowners and new tax revenue for the Mildred Independent School District, Navarro County, Navarro College, and other taxing entities. The project will create at least 200 jobs during construction and will require ongoing support for operations and maintenance.

Navarro County is poised to be a Texas leader in renewable energy, with multiple wind and solar projects planned within the County. Navarro County’s economy has historically included agriculture and ranching. Renewable energy supports farmers and ranchers with long-term stable land lease income that can support expansion of operations and keep land in the family. With its commitment to solar energy, and specifically the Armadillo Solar Center, Navarro County continues to grow its economy through the energy sector into the 21st century.
Name: Armadillo Solar Center
Location: Navarro County, Texas
Capacity: 200 megawatt (MW)
Technology: Monocrystalline photovoltaic panels
from Tier 1 suppliers
Owner & Developer:               Orsted Onshore North America LLC
Market Value: $215M
Offtaker: TBD
Interconnection via: Oncor Electric Company

Operations:

Estimated 2023
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Benefits of partnering with Orsted

 
As a long-term operator of solar and wind projects, Orsted is committed to the highest quality standards of project construction and safety. This starts with the first steps of development and lasts until the project is decommissioned.

Examples:

  • Procurement of solar panels from Tier 1 manufacturers that adhere to the highest quality standards
  • Local procurement of materials and local hiring, when possible
  • Regular deployment of Operation & Maintenance staff to ensure site safety and peak performance
  • 24/7 system monitoring to track performance and proactively detect any issues

Good neighbors

Throughout the construction and operation of the Armadillo Solar Center, Orsted will hold regular meetings with County officials to discuss any concerns that may arise. Company representatives are also available to meet directly with nearby neighbors to address their concerns.

Health & safety

Orsted is dedicated to operating a safe and reliable solar energy system. During construction and throughout project operations, Orsted prioritizes site water management, mowing, safety and site security. We collaborate with trade associations such as the Texas Solar Power Association and the Advanced Power Alliance to ensure state-recognized standards are maintained for our solar site throughout its life and encourage other developers to adhere to similar standards.

 

- Working with landowners

Orsted understands the importance of the land to our lease partners. With extensive experience in a variety of regions, landowners can be confident our projects will be designed carefully to ensure the protection of roads, minimize impacts on neighbors, and preserve the integrity of the soil and land.


Our family has had our roots in Navarro County since the late 1800s. We are proud of our past. Now, we feel that it is important for us to have our eye on the future. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of helping to make our local schools, our county, our state and our world a better place to live.

Peggy Herod & family, Navarro, TX

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Why solar


A utility-scale solar energy project can help transform local economies, which enhances the quality of life and opportunities in a community.

With millions of dollars in new tax revenue (or directed payments in lieu of taxes) communities can build new school facilities, enhance roads and bridges, and expand emergency services – all without increasing local taxes on property.

Solar delivers affordable clean energy via predictable contracts that do not fluctuate over time. The cost of installing a ground-mounted, utility-scale solar project have declined by 70% over the last 10 years. These declines, combined with an unlimited and abundant free fuel source, make solar financially competitive with conventional power plants. Utilities and large companies across the country are taking advantage of this to procure a long-term, fixed-price supply of electricity.

 

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About Ørsted


Ørsted is a global renewable energy company with operations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Publicly traded since 2016 and headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted develops, constructs, owns and operates offshore and onshore utility-scale wind farms, solar, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. In the United States, Ørsted’s renewable energy portfolio spans technologies and geographies with onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and storage in operation or construction across Texas, the Midwest and Northeast markets. Of Ørsted’s 8 GW of global installed capacity, we have 1.6GW of onshore wind in the US with a further 100MW under construction. In addition, we have 687MWAC of solar PV and battery storage under construction. By 2025 we aim to have at least 5 GW operational onshore capacity across the country. Ørsted has the ambition to be a global green energy major in the rapidly expanding renewable energy market with 30 gigawatts of installed capacity by 2030, enough to power the lives of more than 55 million people. 


For more information on Ørsted, visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

 

- Sign a Letter of Support

 

The leaders of Navarro County will be responsible for making decisions about the future of energy in this area. You can register your support for renewable energy, and the long-term economic benefits it brings to your community, by signing a letter of support for the project.

We are submitting letters to Navarro County and the Mildred ISD Board of Trustees to request they support the project by offering an incentive to build the Armadillo Solar Center. This incentive will help us build the project within the boundaries of Mildred ISD and not elsewhere in the region.

I am a Navarro County Resident and I support the Armadillo Solar Center.