Tesla Unveils 360 MWh Megapack Project Powering 60K Homes, Avoiding 400k Tons of CO2 Emissions a Year

by Eva Fox April 16, 2022

Tesla Unveils 360 MWh Megapack Project Powering 60K Homes, Avoiding 400k Tons of CO2 Emissions a Year

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Arevon and Rosendin launched a joint project using Tesla Megapack. The 360 MWh Townsite Solar + Storage project launched in Nevada powering 60,000 homes, avoiding 400k tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Arevon, a leading renewable energy company, and Rosendin, the largest employee-owned electrical contractor and one of the fastest-growing renewable energy groups in the country announced the completion of Townsite Solar + Storage in Boulder City, Nevada. The facility, which uses Tesla's energy storage technology, was inaugurated on January 11, 2022.

The new facility, located 20 miles south of Las Vegas, will generate more than 500,000 MWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power 60,000 homes annually, and will serve two local municipalities and an electricity cooperative while preventing 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to a press release from the companies and a video provided by Tesla.

“Arevon is grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to complete Townsite Solar + Storage and we are thrilled that the local community can now benefit from this new clean energy source,” said Justin Johnson, chief operating officer of Arevon. “The infrastructure required to provide electricity to our homes and businesses reflects one of the largest labor and capital investments in human history. Transitioning to renewables is a similarly massive undertaking. We applaud Nevada’s efforts to boost clean energy and develop new opportunities for companies focused on building a brighter future.”

“At Rosendin, we value strong relationships with trade partners like Arevon and the IBEW. We wish to thank every individual craft worker for their hard work and dedication in completing Nevada’s newest solar energy and battery storage system,” said David Lincoln, Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group SVP. “The federal government’s support to drive Zero-Carbon Energy production by 2035 will significantly accelerate opportunities for innovation and future collaborations across the country.”

The 1,053-acre Townsite Solar + Storage project incorporates 528,084 First Solar’s ​​Series 6™ photovoltaic (PV) modules for a nameplate capacity of 232 MW DC/180 MW AC. It also has a 90 MWac energy storage facility that uses Tesla Megapack, which is proven to be the best energy storage solution in the industry and is used by companies around the world. Power generated on-site will be distributed underground to a 230kV substation and then via overhead generation tie-line to the Mead Substation just outside Boulder City.

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