Solar Plant Planned for West Texas

It’s not always sunny in West Texas, but when it is, it can be scorching.

An Arizona-based company is looking to tap those intense rays in the windy, oil-rich region as it plans a new solar power plant expected to rank among the biggest in Texas.

The firm, First Solar, will build and operate a 22-megawatt solar plant west of Fort Stockton in Pecos County, it announced Wednesday morning. First Solar will break ground on the Barilla Solar Project this week, the company said, with the plant expected to go online as early as June.

The project will sit on nearly ...

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