Renewable energy development company SunEdison has secured $390m financing and started construction of the 300MW South Plains II wind power plant in Floyd County, Texas, US.

Being built by Mortenson Construction, the facility will feature Vestas-developed wind turbines to generate approximately 1,200 gigawatt-hours of energy annually enough to power more than 90,000 Texas homes.

SunEdison Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) executive vice-president Paul Gaynor said: "The project is expected to become one of SunEdison’s largest wind projects, creating about 300 construction jobs and ensuring that thousands of Texans have access to clean, cost-effective electricity."

SunEdison said that the wind power plant is expected contribute to Texas’ renewable energy industry growth.

About 112MW of the 300MW power generated from the facility is planned to be sold to Hewlett-Packard to power its Texas-based data centers as part of its sustainable cloud initiative.

An affiliate of Citi will purchase the remaining 188MW capacity from the project.

Scheduled to be completed in 2016, the project has been placed on the call right projects list for TerraForm Power, a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants.

SunEdison Services will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the wind power plant.