Arizona Public Service and First Solar are bringing a first-of-its-kind 50MW solar-fueled battery to the desert to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days.
"Partnering with an Arizona company such as First Solar to pair solar power with advanced battery storage is good for our customers and continues our state's national leadership in clean energy innovation," said Don Brandt, Chairman, President and CEO of APS.
"First Solar has long been a global leader in the deployment of utility-scale solar," said Mark Widmar, First Solar's Chief Executive Officer. "Through this innovative project we are excited to partner with APS to demonstrate the capabilities of solar coupled with large-scale battery storage. Together, these technologies highlight the significant role for solar in providing reliable, cost effective energy."