APS and First Solar partner on 50 MW battery storage project in Arizona
Post date: 14/02/2018 - 00:06
US utility Arizona Public Service Company (APS), part of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., and First Solar Inc. partner to build a 50 MW solar battery to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days during peak hours. According to the company, this project will make Arizona home to one of the largest battery storage systems in the country.
First Solar will build and operate the PV plant to charge the battery. APS has signed a 15-year power-purchase agreement with First Solar. The facility is set to begin service to customers in 2021 and will be built directly adjacent to the existing APS combined cycle natural gas »Redhawk« power plant (1,060 MW) in western Maricopa County
Over the next 15 years, APS plans to adopt more than 500 MW of additional battery storage.