Intersect Power brings online California solar-plus-storage plant with 1GWh BESS

By JP Casey

US renewables company Intersect Power has started commercial operations at its Oberon solar and storage project in the US state of California, which has a power capacity of 679MWp and a co-located 250MW/1GWh battery storage facility.

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the project in July 2022 and Oberon Solar, a subsidiary of Intersect Power, completed much of the construction work with US companies.

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The project uses modules built in Ohio by First Solar, NX Horizon trackers developed by Nextracker and batteries produced in a Tesla factory in California, as the developers looked to take advantage of tax benefits offered to new clean power projects that rely on equipment and components made in the US.

The news follows the commissioning of other battery storage projects in the state – the US’ largest with nearly 7GW online today – such as B2U Storage Solutions’ 3MW/12MWh project in New Cuyama yesterday, while last week Aypa Power secured financing for a 100MW/400MWh project in the state.

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