Globe's 'largest behind-the-meter solar project' breaks ground in Nevada

Jul 23, 2020 04:19 PM ET
  • Innovation infrastructure company Switch as well as property administration company Capital Dynamics have actually revealed the groundbreaking of 3 advancements in Nevada, one of which is claimed to be the biggest behind-the-meter solar project in the world.
Globe's 'largest behind-the-meter solar project' breaks ground in Nevada
Image: Switch and Capital Dynamics

All three projects make up Switch's Gigawatt 1 campaign, which will certainly quickly create 555MW of solar power and also produce 800MW hours of battery storage space.

Work has started on plants in Clark and also Storey regions in the state. According to the firms, the Storey County area will be "the largest behind-the-meter solar project worldwide", producing 127MW and also including a 240MWh battery storage system.

Along with panels made by First Solar, the centers will include Tesla Megapacks, which are produced at the Tesla Gigafactory in Storey County.

The first phase of the Gigawatt 1 effort is the 180MWac/231MWdc solar Townsite project that consists of a 90MWac/360MWh energy storage space facility. Situated in Boulder City, the project was acquired by Capital Dynamics last year.

Gigawatt 1, which is explained by Switch and also Capital Dynamics as "among the largest solar project profiles on the planet", kinds part of a campaign referred to as Rob Roy's Gigawatt Nevada, called after it was first proposed by Switch owner and also CEO Rob Roy in 2015.

" With today's announcement, Rob Roy's Gigawatt Nevada currently has 4 solar with battery storage space projects in the state, producing nearly 1GW of power services," stated Adam Kramer, Switch EVP of strategy. He included that the project makes certain Switch's power expenses will certainly continue to be in the US$ 0.05-a-KWh array.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak included: "In the midst of this unmatched minute in our state's background, Switch and its companions are investing US$ 1.3 billion, producing over a thousand brand-new work as well as speeding up Nevada's leadership worldwide's renewable energy economic situation."

The groundbreaking follows an uptick in solar task in Nevada after the state last year passed a costs requiring it to create 50% of its electrical power from renewable resources by 2030 and also aim for 100% carbon-free resources by 2050.

Earlier this week, utility NV Energy submitted prepare for three solar-plus-projects in the state, completing 478MW of brand-new solar photovoltaic or pv generation and also 338MW of battery storage space.

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