Petroleum products firm Chem-Energy will invest more than $1 billion in solar and battery plant facilities in Central Texas, providing clean energy, grid stability, and jobs in the Texas Innovation Corridor. Two facilities with a combined capacity of 400 MW/800 MWh of battery storage and 600 MW of solar power generation will be built beginning in Spring 2022, with 400 permanent employees hired in the first year. One of the facilities will house the first standardized solar PV and battery storage training facility in the US. “Chem-Energy’s innovative approach to solar energy will result in a facility design unlike anything seen before in the industry,” said Brad Heitland of Mortenson Construction, engineer and builder of the facilities.

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