Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has closed the financing and commenced the construction on the 30MW Webberville solar project in the US.

RES Americas, a unit of UK based Renewable Energy Systems, will construct the solar plant and provide maintenance services for five years

The project, which is financed by Bayerische Landesbank, is scheduled to be operational by year-end.

Once operational, the solar energy from the plant will provide electricity under a long-term power purchase agreement with Austin Energy for 25 years.

The construction of the Webberville solar project will be sited on Austin Energy-owned land in Travis County.

The Webberville project will use panels from Changzhou, China-based Trina Solar that will follow the sun using single-axis tracking systems to increase power output

The company said that the solar project will provide enough clean energy to power 5,000 homes, while avoiding the emission of approximately 30,000 tons of CO2 per year.