US developer secures 15-year PPA for 400 MW of PV, 180 MW/540 MWh of storage

Sep 11, 2020 12:31 PM ET
  • 8minute Solar will build the Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in main California, with the Clean Power Alliance functioning as offtaker.
US developer secures 15-year PPA for 400 MW of PV, 180 MW/540 MWh of storage
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Among the biggest solar+storage setups in the United States has come one action more detailed to actualization, with 8minute Solar Energy coming to terms with Clean Power Alliance on a 15-year power purchase agreement for the Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in Tulare County, California.

The project is a behemoth, clocking in at 400 MW of solar as well as 180 MW/540 MWh of power storage space. It would certainly be noteworthy even if it were simply a storage space installment, as it is larger than any type of such project currently operating.

It will certainly be built on exclusive farmland in Tulare County, with building expected to begin in early 2022. Along with 400 construction jobs, the project is anticipated to develop 1,000 indirect jobs. Over the course of its life, it is expected to contribute more than $200 million to the regional economy.

The Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center is the 2nd partnership this summertime in between 8minute Solar Energy and California neighborhood choice collectors. In June, 8minute Solar consented to a PPA with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority and also Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) for the 250 MW Aratina Solar Center, with 150 MWh of storage.

The Aratina Solar Center will certainly be constructed in Kern County, California as well as is anticipated to find on-line before the end of 2023. The project is expected to develop greater than 300 building and construction jobs.