1. Tesla Built the World's Biggest Battery. This One Could be Three Times Bigger

    Tesla Built the World's Biggest Battery. This One Could be Three Times Bigger

    An energy company wants to build another huge solar farm in the open desert east of Palm Springs — and maybe the world's biggest battery. The Crimson solar project would span 2,500 acres of public lands south of Interstate 10 in eastern Riverside County, at the base of the Mule Mountains. The San Francisco-based developer, Recurrent Energy, has asked the federal government for permission to build 350 megawatts of solar power at the site, and up to 350 megawatts of battery storage. That would be several times larger than the biggest battery currently in existence, a 100-megawatt system that Elon Musk's Tesla Inc. installed in Australia last year.

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    1. This is something that we're going to see a lot more of — solar companies baking in the potential, if not the outright installation, of storage into their systems.
    2. If they actually installed 350 megawatts, that would be a bombshell.
    3. If someone wants it, we'll build it.
    4. We're pretty excited to see this be installed.
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