Primergy orders CATL batteries for Gemini solar-storage park in Nevada
Battery storage systems. Image by: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL).
The battery component of the USD-1.2-billion (EUR 1.24bn) Gemini solar-plus-storage complex near Las Vegas, Nevada, will deploy the technology of China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (SHE:300750), or CATL.
CATL’s advanced EnerOne storage solution has been picked for the site’s battery storage facility, Primergy Solar LLC said on Monday. The latter, a portfolio company of renewables infrastructure investor Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, is the majority owner of Gemini. The scheme’s co-owner is Dutch pension asset manager APG, which last week purchased a 49% stake.
The Gemini project will feature a 690-MW AC/966-MW DC photovoltaic (PV) park with more than 1.8 million modules and 380 MW/1,416 MWh of battery storage capacity. For the battery component, CATL has been awarded a deal to deliver a modular outdoor liquid cooling battery energy storage solution using lithium iron phosphate batteries.
The mega-complex will be installed on 6,500 acres (2,630 ha) of federal land in Clark County, with its construction planned to be completed in late 2023. Gemini’s output, to be equal to the consumption of over 400,000 homes, will be sold to local utility NV Energy under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
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