Terra-Gen, a renewable energy developer and operator, has entered into an agreement with Mortenson, a contractor, developer and engineering service provider, to continue the Edwards & Sanborn Solar + storage project in Kern County, California. The project comprises 1,118 MW solar projects and 2,165 MWh energy storage. It is currently the largest single solar and battery storage project to reach this milestone.
“Choosing the right partner to carry out a project of this magnitude combined with cutting edge battery expertise was paramount to Terra-Gen, and Mortenson was a natural fit,” said Brian Gorda, Vice President of Engineering at Terra-Gen. “Terra-Gen is excited to take the industry to a new level and build a facility that provides energy for all hours of demand.”
The Edwards & Sanborn project is located near several wind and solar projects. Mortenson is the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for both solar and energy storage. Construction of the site will begin in the first quarter of 2021 and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.
More than 2.5 million modules are used for solar production at the site and more than 110,000 lithium-ion battery modules are used for energy storage components. The project is Mortenson’s 78th solar project and 11th energy storage project.
At peak times, more than 700 people will be employed on site in the project.