Plans for world’s biggest lithium ion ESS set in motion by US solar firm

Plans for world’s biggest lithium ion ESS set in motion by US solar firm

Plans for world’s biggest lithium ion ESS set in motion by US solar firm Energy Storage Journal

 

US utility-scale solar provider Recurrent Energy has announced plans to install a 350MW lithium ion energy storage system paired with a 350MW PV project near Palm Springs.

The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, is seeking federal permits for the Crimson solar project. Once built the project, as planned, would span 2,500 acres.

A company spokesman told ESJB: “It’s still an earlier stage development project and does not have an offtaker at this point.

“That said, we are seeing interest in high quality solar plus storage projects from a number of utility customers, CCAs [community choice aggregation — city and county-led energy programs] and other large energy buyers.

”If the Crimson project is approved for its permits, the final configuration and technology of the storage system will depend upon the eventual customer’s needs.”