200 MWac

374 MWdc solar installation coupled with 150 MW/600 MWh of energy storage, is currently in the early stages of construction and is slated to commence operations in the first quarter of 2025

announced the procurement of over $1 billion in aggregate financing commitments for its Eland 2 Solar-plus-Storage Project in Kern County, California.

Tesla’s Megapack 2 XL battery system

SOLV Energy, based in San Diego, serves as the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor


Back in September 2019, 8Minute Solar said their Eland Solar & Storage facility would have a 60% capacity factor.

In 2022, he reiterated this value in an interview:

We also created the Eland Solar & Storage Center, the first large-scale solar power plant with a 60% capacity factor — twice the natural capacity factor of the sun.

We found optimal economics hovered at around a 60% capacity factor and designed a power plant to meet the customer’s needs.

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