It would appear that an energy company from sunny California has is planning on beating Musk’s Tesla on building the larger solar battery in the world. Recently, Recurrent Energy has announced that, in the next decade, it will build a solar battery large enough to store 350 megawatts of electricity.
Recurrent’s Solar Battery Could Solve California’s Fossil Fuel Dilemma
Recurrent Energy, a San Francisco-based energy company has recently unveiled its plans to build the world largest solar battery in an attempt to topple Musk’s solar plant in Australia.
Upon being completed, the massive solar battery will span 2,500 acres and will be capable of storing approximately 350 megawatts of eco-friendly electricity. At the moment, the largest facility of this kind is Tesla’s Australia-based solar plant, capable of storing 100 megawatts of electricity.
Recurrent’s solar battery will be built at the base of Mule Mountains, south of Palm Spring, and it will run along the Interstate 10 East.
Even more fascinating is the fact that his gargantuan project will be carried out by local contractors, which should create more job opportunities in the years to come.
However, there are a few things Recurrent needs to iron out before greenlighting the project. First of all, even if the plant is capable of storing 350 megawatts of energy, where is this electricity going? The company’s CEO declared that the solar plant might supply the electricity to local companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric or Southern California Edison.
The second dilemma is the battery’s design, as the engineers are unsure whether the cell can be capable of storing 350 megawatts each and every day.
Still, the good piece of news is that Recurrent’s solar battery will be able to solve California’s dependency on fossil-based fuels during the night, as the available solar-based storage devices are not designed to store enough electricity during the day.
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