A cornerstone project for Primergy will be the $1.1 billion Gemini solar project on BLM land outside of Las Vegas â€” what will be the largest solar project in the U.S. when completed. The 690 MW facility was approved by the Trump administration last week.
Although 690 MW is large by solar standards, Quinbrook has experience developing 2,000 MW projects. Gemini â€śis a big power project, but not daunting. Weâ€™ve done plenty of that size in the past,â€ť said the clean energy project developer.
Scaysbrook was confident that the installation would include trackers and bifacial solar modules.
â€śOne of the purest forms of time shifting youâ€™ll ever see.â€ť
Gemini will include a mammoth 380 MW/1,400 MWh lithium-ion battery, one of the larger batteries being deployed today. Lithium-ion battery technology is specified by NV Energy in the PPA.
Gemini produces power year round, but the role of the battery is principally in the summer and particularly from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
With oversized solar and a one-time a day discharge in the late afternoon, itâ€™s what Scaysbrook called, â€śOne of the purest forms of time shifting youâ€™ll ever see.â€ť
The two-phase project is anticipated to be completed as early as 2022. There is a 25-year PPA signed with NV Energy for the power produced by Gemini.