The Eland Solar & Storage Center – Battery Energy Storage System is a 300,000kW energy storage project located in Kern County, California, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 1,200,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2023.


The Eland Solar & Storage Center – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by 8minute Solar Energy. The project is owned by 8minute Solar Energy (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

8minute Solar Energy is the owner. 8minute Solar Energy is the developer.

Additional information

The project includes the option to add 50 MW/200 MWh of energy storage. The project, known as the Eland Solar & Storage Center, will be built in two 200 MW AC phases (Solar) in Kern County north of the city and downtown Bakersfield. In the second phase, the size of the battery storage component may double.

About 8minute Solar Energy

8minute Solar Energy LLC (8minutenergy) formerly known as 8minute Renewables LLC, is a solar energy company. The company develops, constructs, finances, holds, acquires, operates and maintains solar energy projects. The company’s service offerings include project development, structured financing, solar project acquisitions, complex project management, utility engineering, and electrical utility markets and regulation. The company projects include Mount Signal 3, Mount Signal 1, Springbok 2, Springbok 1, Hayworth, Redwood 4, Calipatria 1, Redcrest, and Woodmere. The company operates through its offices in the US, India and Singapore. 8minutenergy is headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California, the US.


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