National Grid brings online 275-MW solar-plus-storage plant in Texas
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National Grid Renewables on Tuesday said its Noble project consisting of 275 MW of solar capacity and 125 MWh of energy storage in Denton County, Texas, has started commercial operation.
As announced last year, the project has power purchase agreements (PPAs) with home improvement retailer The Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) for 100 MW each and with chocolate manufacturer The Hershey Company, better known as Hershey’s, for 50 MW.
The Minnesota-based developer, part of National Grid plc (LON:NG), which operates in the UK and the US, said this is its first utility-scale energy storage project and its largest solar energy project to date.
The facility uses thin-film solar modules supplied by US manufacturer First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR). The facility also employs Fluence Energy's (NASDAQ:FLNC) Gridstack energy storage product.