- Apple’s new energy storage project will use Tesla’s tech.
- The Industry is building one of the largest batteries, which is capable of storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy.
- The solar farm will include 85 of Tesla’s Megapacks, which were first announced in 2019.
- This project supports the company’s 130-megawatt solar farm providing renewable energy.
Apple is building a huge battery storage facility to support its solar farm in California. The iPhone maker will be using Tesla “megapack” batteries. Apple says it will be able to store enough energy to power 7,000 homes for a day with the batteries. It would indeed become one of the largest battery projects in the country and in the world. For comparison, Tesla’s famous ”Big Battery” in South Australia has 193.5 MWh of energy storage capacity
Apple is building a huge solar battery grid in California
Apple is building a huge solar battery grid in California. Tesla will supply the batteries as per county documents spotted by the Verge. It announced the construction of the new solar energy storage project, called California Flats, on Wednesday. The company owns a 130-megawatt solar farm in California. Apple will buy Tesla batteries for its solar farm in California that will be used to power the company’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino. It said in its blog post that the new development will allow it to store excess energy and deploy it when needed. According to Apple, it will able to store 240 megawatt-hours of energy – enough to power 7,000 homes for a day.
Tesla announced a megapack battery system
Apple is investing in utility-scale storage in California and research into new energy storage technologies. Even as it builds upon distributed storage capabilities in Santa Clara Valley and through Apple Park’s microgrid. Construction at the California Flats solar farm. Tesla first announced the megapack battery system back in 2019. The batteries will make it possible for Apple to store energy generated by its 130-MW solar array at the farm. Known for its electric cars, Tesla has built an energy storage business to compliment Solar City it had acquired in 2016 for $2.6 billion.
The Proposed Modification would allow up to 60-megawatt (“MW”), 240 megawatt-hours (“MWH”) of electric energy generated by the CFS Project to be stored on-site during low demand periods and subsequently distributed during peak demand periods. The Proposed Modification would entail the construction and installation of the BESS which includes up to 85 Tesla Megapack battery units.
Additional improvements include facility upgrades to the existing CFS Project northern substation. A transmission line (either above or below ground) to the existing CFS substation, a real-time monitoring and control system, various safety features, drainage improvements