Terra-Gen as well as Mortenson Will Build Solar-Plus-Storage Project

Dec 24, 2020 12:49 PM ET
  • New York-based renewable energy designer Terra-Gen has actually worked together with building and construction firm Mortenson to construct what they claim is the globe's largest standalone solar-plus-storage project to date.

The Edwards & Sanborn energy project contains 1,118 MW of solar as well as 2,165 MWh of energy storage in Kern County, which has actually ended up being California's informal large solar capital as a result of the variety of projects being constructed there.

According To Brian Gorda, vice president of design, Terra-Gen, this project will provide power for "all hours of need".

According to Terra-Gen, the developer said it will break ground on the project in early 2021, and also anticipates it to come online by the end of 2022. The project will certainly use greater than 2.5 million solar as well as more than 110,000 lithium-ion battery modules.

The project has already received rate of interest from corporate consumers. Supplier LevelTen Energy has helped with a deal between Terra-Gen and also Starbucks that will certainly see the coffee chain purchase 24MW of solar power and 5.5 MW of battery storage space from the brand-new Kern County center. Starbucks stated in a separate announcement the deal will provide renewable resource for 550 branches in California.

Starbucks has previously contacted LevelTen to reinforce its use of renewables. The service helped to establish a 146MW renewable portfolio through a string of power acquisition arrangements (PPS) in June 2019, which is readied to power over 3,000 stores with solar and also wind plants in Texas, North Carolina, and the United States Southwest Power Pool the following year.

Terra-Gen was developed in August 2007, led by a skilled executive monitoring group averaging over 25 years of appropriate industry experience. The team has actually acquired or re-contracted over 10,000 MW of power generation facilities as well as has actually established or acquired over $25 billion in assets over their professions. As a leading renewable energy designer that operates over 1.3 GW of wind, solar, as well as geothermal facilities, they focus on the advancement, building and construction, and also operation of utility-scale wind, solar, energy storage, as well as geothermal generation facilities.

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