SOLV Energy breaks ground on unique solar peaker plant in California

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Arevon Energy and San Diego Community Power have grounded Vikings Energy Farm, a solar + storage power plant in Holtville, California.The project was first announced May 2021.

Vikings Energy Farm is one of the first solar peaker plants in the United States. The facility’s unique 1:1 configuration (combining 137 MW of solar power with 150 MW/600 MWh of battery energy storage) shifts solar power during the day to the late afternoon and early evening hours. , can supply energy during peak hours as needed. Vikings Energy Farm is equipped with Tesla Megapack for battery energy storage and First Solar thin-film solar modules.

Vikings Energy Farm is being built by SOLV Energy, which has worked throughout the Imperial Valley. Work is done by union workers from Operating Engineers Local 12, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Southern California District Council of Laborers and their affiliates Local Union 1184, IBEW Local 569 and Ironworkers Local 229 . thousands of homes.

“Arevon is proud to bring Vikings Energy Farm to the Imperial Valley,” said Justin Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of Arevon. An extension of the company’s ongoing efforts, this unique design will allow the facility to provide energy whenever it is needed, helping to stabilize the grid and benefiting everyone in this community and throughout California. brings.”

Arebon’s commitment to the community includes: Sponsoring the 2023 Holtville Carrot Festival. A commitment to using local union labor in construction. Vikings Energy Farm has contracted to provide San Diego Community Power with sufficient resources and renewable energy to meet summer peak demand and support grid reliability.

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