Green Lantern Solar, a U.S. based renewable energy development company headquartered in Vermont, announced it has completed the development and construction of a 6.7MW solar array and 2 MWh battery storage facility in Essex, Vermont.
The solar and storage project, owned and conceived by Green Mountain Power, is projected to generate approximately 8,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually while the battery storage will provide 2MWh of dispatchable capacity.
Green Lantern Solar developed and constructed the project on behalf of Vermont’s largest utility, Green Mountain Power. The project is the largest solar and storage facility in the area and the cornerstone of Green Mountain Power’s utility-wide renewables and grid resiliency initiative.
Green Lantern began construction in the spring of 2019 and the project started generating power in August. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
The project, consisting of 18,326 solar panels and a 2MW/4-hour Tesla PowerPack battery system, sits atop an approximately 30-acre, former sand extraction pit off River Rd. in Essex.
The central component of a solar and storage project is the ability to capture solar energy from the array and dispatch it during peak load hours, which saves cost for Green Mountain Power customers and reduces the need to source and transmit power from the remote, expensive, peak-load generators.
Luke Shullenberger, President Green Lantern Solar said:
“We are very pleased with how this project came together. It was a great opportunity to work collaboratively with Green Mountain Power on a facility that will make a significant contribution toward Vermont’s 2050 clean energy goals.”
Source: Press Release by Green Lantern Solar. Photo credit: © Green Lantern Solar.