The KORE and ZEV teams plan to focus on thermal management, safety, and module and pack configurability towards higher energy and power densities.
The 25 MW battery system consists of a series of Tesla Megapacks connected to Salt River Project’s energy grid.
Regulators also approved expanding the utility’s community solar program and make 10 MW of solar capacity available for subscription.
President Joe Biden’s proposed Clean Electricity Standard received bipartisan support among voters in Colorado and Arizona, states that have already enacted their own standards.
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Construction work could begin this fall and the capital investment is pegged at $600 million. Around 17 full-time jobs will be created once the array enters service.
The company is among the first to apply to enter the Arizona electric supply market under the recently-upheld Energy Competition Act.
The Arizona-based company earlier announced plans to expand its operations in Ohio. All totaled, the company said that its nameplate manufacturing capacity will double to 16 GWdc in 2024.
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