Dallas, Texas headquartered developer Leeward Renewable Energy announced it has completed construction and achieved commercial operations on the Rabbitbrush Solar Facility, located in Kern County, California, a hotbed for some of the nation’s largest solar and energy storage projects.
The project is a 100 MW solar facility with a co-located 20 MW, 50 MWh battery energy storage system. It is comprised of 415,000 thin-film PV modules and lithium-ion batteries. Construction of the project employed 380 workers at its peak.
Electricity generated by the project will be sold Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy, two not-for-profit, community-owned electric providers who will purchase power via 15-year power purchase agreements.