Florida Power & Light Company announced a plan to build the world’s largest solar-powered battery system.
The future FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center will have 409 megawatts of capacity – the equivalent of approximately 100 mln iPhone batteries or 300 mln AA type batteries. When it begins serving customers in late 2021, it will be charged by an existing FPL solar power plant in Manatee County.
Innovative modernization plan will replace two natural gas power generating units with renewable energy, saving FPL customers more than $100 million while eliminating more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
According to Bloomberg, a 495-megawatt storage system would be built in tandem with a solar farm of the same size in Borden County, Texas. The project is to be completed in 2021.