Linea Energy has acquired a 490MWdc solar project in Texas from Horus Energy.

The project is expected to generate enough clean energy to power more than 63,000 homes and provide numerous local job opportunities during its construction and operation.

Linea Energy is also exploring the possibility of utilising domestic equipment in the project, showcasing its interest in supporting local industries and economies.

“We are thrilled to partner with Horus Energy on this exciting project, which will bring approximately 900GWh per year of renewable energy to the Houston area and marks our entry into the Texas market,” said Linea Energy chief executive Cassidy DeLine.

“Despite recent legislative challenges to the renewable energy sector in Texas, we expect the state to remain a vanguard of smart renewable policy that brings costs to consumers down, drives investment in the state and ensures the lights stay on.

“This acquisition is an important milestone for our company, as it significantly contributes to our goal of a robust development pipeline while also creating local jobs and fostering economic growth in the region.”

Horus Energy chief executive Stefano Romanin added: “We are pleased to be partnering with Linea Energy on this significant acquisition, which is a testament to Horus Energy’s expertise and leadership in the renewable energy sector.

“This collaboration highlights our strong capabilities as an excellent solar developer, committed to delivering high quality projects that drive positive environmental and economic impact. We are proud of the Duffy project and the clean energy it will bring to the Houston area, showcasing our dedication to building a sustainable future.”