8minutenergy announces opening of Houston office, strategic focus on Texas utility-scale solar market

Written By: Stratton Report
October 4, 2016

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On October 4, 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC, announced that it has opened an office in Houston as part of its strategic goal of developing 2-GWs of utility-scale solar PV projects in Texas.

The local team will focus on both developing and acquiring utility-scale solar PV projects.

Martin Hermann, 8minutenergy’s CEO and founder observed:

“We captured nearly 15 percent market share in California, which is one of the toughest solar markets in the world. We are excited to replicate our proven model and execution-oriented approach in Texas. We believe in partnership, transparency, and innovation, which are traits that are already proving beneficial in our early stage project development achievements across the Lone Star State.”

The company stresses that it is currently developing over 5,000 MW in its North America project pipeline.
8minutenergy’s President, Tom Buttgenbach remarked: “At 8minutenergy, we have a success rate that is significantly greater than the industry average because of our process-driven method. We know how to optimize and design a project from the start, and we manage it all from transmission to operations and maintenance. We believe this approach will resonate in Texas where utilities and corporations are looking for pure-play solar partners that can aggressively compete with alternative forms of energy.”