Electrify America has announced the commercial operation of its 75MW solar project in San Bernardino County, California. Electrify America Solar Glow 1 is the result of a 15-year virtual PPA with developer Terra-Gen. The project is expected to produce 225GWh annually to help offset the energy carbon footprint for Electrify America’s electric vehicle chargers.
This brand new construction contributes to “additionality” by producing renewable energy that may not otherwise be available, the company said. President and chief executive of Electrify America Robert Barrosa said: “Electrify America Solar Glow 1 is an important milestone in our commitment to reduce our energy carbon footprint. “Electrify America is committed to being a part of the broader charging solution for EV drivers today and in the future.” This investment is expected to generate 75MW at peak solar capacity, which is comparable to the power drawn by 500 EVs charging at once at an average speed of 150 kilowatts.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Electrify America]