More from California: Arevon's 600MWh 'solar peaker plant', Hecate commissions 80MWh standalone BESS
6 Oct 2021
Renewable energy company Arevon has acquired its first project since being spun out from asset management firm Capital Dynamics, a large-scale solar-plus-storage plant in California.
The project, Vikings Energy Farm, is notable for being a solar peaker plant — combining solar PV with battery storage to directly assist the local grid in meeting its demand for power at times of peak energy use.
An application more traditionally associated with gas and other fossil fuel assets, the plant’s 150MW of solar PV being paired with 150MW / 600MWh of battery storage will enable it to shift the solar production into the late afternoon and evening hours.