The 3 MW/9MWh system is being built to avoid costly re-construction of existing transmission lines in part of Rhode Island.
Sunrun raised its installed growth rate estimate to 25-30% for the year, and said that “the strong momentum that we saw in the fourth quarter has continued into 2021.”
The company said it has more than 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction, and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under way.
The agreement will result in the construction of around 500 MW of renewable energy and storage projects to ensure that Google data centers will be 90% carbon-free when measured on an hourly basis.
The 640 MWh BESS projects are designed for a 20-year life cycle and four hours of energy storage duration.
Also on the rise: Ørsted completes its 460 MW Texas solar + storage project, ReneSola JV aims to speed its European build pipeline, equity firm closes its CS Energy buy, and Revolt Energy gets a new owner.
The facility will occupy around 2,000 acres of BLM-administered lands some 13 miles west of Blythe, in Riverside County, California.
Also on the rise: Talen Energy has plans for energy storage at two fossil power plants, and a novel CSP technology passes a test that has its backers breathing a little easier.
The two projects will fill part of the 1,600 MW of long-duration energy storage that state regulators have said is needed by 2026.
Also on the rise: Zero-emission vehicle builder Hyzon Motors plans a Saudi production plant, and a project to use retired EV batteries for solar energy storage advances in a nationwide competition.