CPS Energy Launches Solar Energy and Battery Storage Project

Earlier this year, this USD 16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, was approved by CPS Energy’s Board.

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Electric utility CPS Energy has taken a major step in using new technology to produce emission-free renewable energy during high energy use days.

This focus on reliability, environmental stewardship and innovation was announced as Greater San Antonio’s natural gas and electric provider broke ground on their first solar energy and battery storage project.

The project is a culmination of 3 years of work which included a partnership with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

For their part, SwRI is providing nearly 50 acres of land on which the solar facility and battery storage system will be constructed.

SwRI aims to gain valuable insight into the efficiencies of both solar production and battery energy storage. Sharing that information with CPS Energy will provide the utility with vital information that someday may lead to similar projects on a larger scale as they continue to execute their Flexible Path.

Earlier this year, this USD 16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, was approved by CPS Energy’s Board.

The site will consist of a 5 MW solar power facility and a 10 MW battery storage system located at 9800 W. Commerce in San Antonio.

Commenting on the development, CPS Energy, President and CEO, Paula Gold-Williams said, “Today we took a very important step in advancing our technology in regards to battery storage.”

“Working with Southwest Research Institute, we will expand our knowledge of solar energy and battery storage and further expand our energy expertise. For us, the most important thing is to meet this community’s energy demand today and tomorrow. This project aligns with our Flexible Path strategy and allows us to reduce our carbon footprint while at the same time incorporating battery storage into our system,” Paula added.

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