Recurrent Energy reports 575 MW of ongoing storage projects in California
The Garland Solar Facility
Recurrent Energy LLC, a fully-owned unit of Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ), has secured contracts to install 575 MW/2,300 MWh of battery energy storage systems (BESS) this and next year in California.
The company has won a long-term contract from Southern California Edison (SCE) to build the 200-MW/800-MWh Crimson BESS facility on public lands in the California desert, in Riverside County. The project has a final approval in place from the Bureau of Land Management.
At the same time, Recurrent will provide development services to add 72 MW/288 MWh of energy storage to the 200-MW Tranquillity solar plant in Fresno County and 88 MW/352 MWh to the 200-MW Garland solar park in Kern County. These solar projects were realised by Recurrent itself and are now owned by the clients, Southern Power and AIP Management (AIP).
Also, the company is currently working on the Slate project, which combines 300 MW of solar power generating capacity with 140.25 MW/561 MWh of storage, and the 75-MW/300-MWh BESS retrofit to the 100-MW Mustang solar plant, both located in Kings County and owned by Goldman Sachs Renewable Power LLC.
Recurrent’s battery storage pipeline in all of the US amounts to 11 GWh, including 2.3 GWh in the late stages of development.
"Solar is expected to have another record-breaking year in the US, with 23.8 GWdc in new capacity expected to come online in 2021, along with nearly 12 GWh of battery storage, more than doubling existing capacity,” commented Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar.
Canadian Solar's global project development business, known as Global Energy Group, has a combined total pipeline that surpasses 5,328 MW/16,875 MWh.