Tesla Megapack units are to become part of a solar power plant in California. Arevon Energy and San Diego Community Power have broken ground on Vikings Energy Farm, a solar and battery-powered peaker power plant.
Arevon Energy and San Diego Community Power (SDCP) have broken ground on Vikings Energy Farm, a solar and battery-powered power plant in Holtville, California, Solar Power World reports. The project was first announced in May 2021, after the signing of the agreement. Under the terms of the power purchase agreement, the RAI Energy Vikings Energy Farm project will help SDCP power the equivalent of 50,000 homes.
Vikings Energy Farm is one of the first solar power plants in the United States. The facility has a unique 1:1 configuration of 137 MW of solar, coupled with 150 MW/600 MWh of battery energy storage. This will allow the use of daytime solar energy production during later and evening hours, providing peak power when needed. At Vikings Energy Farm, energy will be stored in Tesla Megapack batteries, which are the best solution in the industry, and First Solar thin-film solar modules will be used for generating power.
“Arevon is proud to bring the Vikings Energy Farm to Imperial Valley. We’re especially excited about the unique design, which provides a storage component that is as powerful as our ability to generate solar energy,” said Justin Johnson, Arevon’s chief operating officer. “This unique design, an extension of our ongoing commitment to leading-edge technologies, will allow the facility to provide energy whenever necessary, helping to stabilize the grid, and benefiting everyone in this community, and across the state of California.”
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