Port of Texas, Arkansas, has begun construction of a new solar power facility, the company announced Thursday.
The facility is part of the Port of California, which is located in Southern California.
The solar farm will generate electricity for the port and the port’s other facilities.
The new facility will be operational in 2022, according to a press release from Port of Alamo Solar.
The Port of Port of America, a subsidiary of the port, will be responsible for the solar energy and its distribution to customers.
The project is part in the Port’s Solar Growth Program, which seeks to promote the solar sector and increase portwide solar energy production.
Port officials said the solar farm’s project management team includes industry experts and a diverse group of technical, management, engineering and construction professionals.
The company is seeking to complete the project by 2019.
It’s expected to generate enough electricity for approximately 5,000 homes.
The development was the latest in a series of solar projects announced by the Port in recent years.
In 2016, the port installed a 5.2-megawatt solar array on a portion of its docks, which the company said would help reduce its energy usage and increase its overall energy supply.
In 2017, the Port launched a pilot project to install solar panels on an existing structure at the Port.
The site is scheduled to be complete by 2022.
In 2018, the city of Alameda approved a $8.5 million project to build a solar farm and solar panels, and in 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area solar energy facility completed its solar installation.
In 2019, the United States Coast Guard awarded the Port a $20.5-million grant to help expand the Port Solar Energy Project in Northern California.