Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002202, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited: 2208), announced that it has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to acquire the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project located inMcCulloch County, Texas. Once operational, the project will become Goldwind’s largest U.S. wind project to date.
“This investment in the Rattlesnake Wind Project highlights our long-term commitment to the U.S. wind market and represents our first step of a five-year growth strategy to capitalize on the extension of the production tax credit,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind Americas.
The Rattlesnake Wind Project, located approximately 125 miles northwest of Austin, will utilize 64 Goldwind 2.5 MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) wind turbines. The 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project represents the first phase of an expected 300 MW wind project, which was developed and will be constructed under a Balance of Plant agreement by RES.