A Green Light For Super-Cheap Solar And Battery Storage PPA

‘The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commission has given its nod to power purchase agreements offering the utility dirt cheap solar + storage supplied electricity.

The electricity will come from 8minute Solar Energy’s1 proposed Eland Solar and Storage Center in California. To be located on a 2,650 acre site in Kern County, the project will include two large-scale solar energy facilities with 400MW collective capacity and battery storage of up to 1,200MWh (the only figure provided by LADWP re: storage).

“The Eland Solar and Storage Center will help us keep the lights on without the help of dirty fossil fuels — even when the sun isn’t shining — and power our progress toward a low-carbon, green-energy future,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.’

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