January 23, 2020: Private asset management firm Capital Dynamics and solar firm 8minute Solar Energy announced on January 22 a solar-plus-storage project that could be the second largest in the US.
The Eland Solar and Storage Center, 70 miles north of Los Angeles, will have a 300MW/1200MWh energy storage facility and should be operational in 2023.
It will serve the power needs of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
“Eland is a breakthrough project, setting records for low-cost solar, and incorporates a large battery energy storage centre that demonstrates solar’s ability to power California’s vibrant and growing economy 24/7,” said Tom Buttenbach, president and CEO of 8minute.
“Benoit Allehaut, managing director of Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure team said: “This is our fourth solar project delivering power to LADWP. Eland will also be the third hybrid solar plus storage plant in our portfolio.”