Continuing its growth in onshore renewables, Ørsted has decided to build the 471 MW AC Mockingbird Solar Farm in Texas. Covering an area of 4,900 acres, Mockingbird will be able to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 80,000 homes annually, making it the largest solar PV project in Ørsted’s portfolio to date.Ørsted has taken final investment decision on Mockingbird and will start construction of the project this month. Completion of the project is expected in 2024. Almost 1,000 acres of land adjacent to Mockingbird Solar Center will be donated to The Nature Conservancy to protect native prairie in north-east Texas. Less than 1 % of the original tallgrass prairies of Texas survive today, and less than 5 % remains nationally. The Ørsted-TNC conservation effort will be the largest preservation effort on record for this type of native prairie. The land to be preserved will be transferred to TNC before the solar farm enters into operation and begins delivering renewable energy to the community.In 2021, Ørsted signed a ten-year corporate power purchase agreement with Royal DSM, a global, purpose-led leader in health and nutrition, applying bioscience to improve the health of people, animals, and the planet, who will be purchasing a share of the power from Mockingbird as part of their global journey towards a greenhouse gas reduction of 59 % by 2030 compared to base year 2016.