Rambler Solar Project brought online after recovering from COVID-19 outbreak – Standard-Times

The Rambler Project, a solar electricity installation initiated by Recurrent Energy, was acquired last year by Duke Energy Renewables in September 2019.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy announced its 200-megawatt Rambler Solar project in Tom Green County has begun commercial operation, the company announced Thursday, July 23, 2020.

The Rambler Solar project is the second Texas solar facility of its size that Duke Energy Renewables has brought online this year, bringing its total Texas solar portfolio to over 500-megawatts in operation.

The plant was more recently in the news in San Angelo after Signal Energy, the contractor on the job, opted to test its workforce for COVID-19 in late April and early May. At least 20 employees tested positive, most of them were residents of other states, according to the city of San Angelo. 

The contractor at the time decided to conduct a health and safety stand down to allow time to test all employees. All employees were instructed to stay home until negative test results were received.

More:Signal Energy company tested employees in Tom Green County

The solar farm is west of San Angelo and spans roughly 1,700 acres. The company does not have a local headquarters. 

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