The First Solar Arlington Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Maricopa, Arizona, US.
The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.
The First Solar Arlington Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by First Solar. The project is owned by First Solar (100%).
The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration, reduce peak electricity cost, frequency regulation and grid support services.
First Solar is the owner. First Solar is the developer.
Arizona Public Service (APS) has signed a 15-year power-purchase agreement with First Solar that will enable APS to use the stored battery power when energy use is at its peak later in the day. APS has full use of the 50 MW battery and is able to maximize hourly capacity until it is fully discharged. The facility is set to begin service to customers in 2021 and will be built directly adjacent to the existing APS Redhawk Power Plant in western Maricopa County.
About First Solar
First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.
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