The first phase of the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery storage project is being commissioned in California this quarter.
The Edwards Sanborn Solar Storage project is located in Kern County, now considered California state’s unofficial large-scale solar capital due to the number of projects under construction there. It will store 1118MW of solar and 2165MWh of energy storage – sufficient to provide clean energy to more than 158,000 homes and displace more than 307,000 tons of CO2 annually.
The first stage of the project will bring 735 MWh of battery energy storage online during the current quarter, with subsequent phases scheduled to come online in the second half of next year and early 2023.
The project is an important part of California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the deployment of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure.
The project’s owner is Terra-Gen, a US developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects in North America. Solas Energy Consulting US is providing project and construction management services.
Evelyn Carpenter, co-founder and president of Fort Collins-based Solas, says the ground-breaking project will positively impact communities throughout Kern County with increased energy reliability and a significant reduction in the carbon emissions created by non-renewable energy sources.
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