Oberon Powers Up: 500MW Solar+Storage Project

Nov 16, 2023 01:41 PM ET
  • California's Oberon project delivers 500MW of solar + storage, combining First Solar modules and Nextracker trackers with Tesla batteries. Creating 930 skilled union jobs and offering renewable energy credits, this project is the first to meet IRA and BLM standards.
Oberon Powers Up: 500MW Solar+Storage Project

Intersect Power’s 500 MW Oberon solar and storage project has been initiated in California, combination of modules from First Solar and smart solar trackers from Nextracker with Tesla battery storage. This is in line with the USA’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that emphasizes on domestically manufactured products. The Oberon project is the first to be developed in accordance with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, with over 930 skilled union jobs created during its peak construction phase. The project will offer renewable energy credits, energy and resource adequacy to Calpine Energy Solutions, Constellation, Ava Community Energy, Microsoft and San Diego Community Power.

What Benefits Does Intersect Power's Oberon Solar Project Offer?

  • The Oberon project will provide clean, reliable energy to over 200,000 California households.
  • It will help reduce the state’s carbon emissions by 500,000 metric tons, equivalent to taking 110,000 cars off the road.
  • The project will create hundreds of jobs and inject millions of dollars into the economy.
  • It will provide an additional source of renewable energy to the state, helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
  • The project will help reduce energy costs for consumers and businesses, making the state more competitive in the global market.
  • The project will also help reduce grid congestion, resulting in a more reliable electricity supply.
  • It will contribute to the diversification of California’s energy mix, reducing the state’s reliance on natural gas.
  • Lastly, the project will help California meet its clean energy goals and provide a model for other states to follow.

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