IHI Terrasun Solutions, a subsidiary of the IHI Corp., has signed an agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy to provide energy storage system solutions and lifecycle services for Leeward’s Willow Springs 3 and Chaparral Solar utility-scale solar + storage projects in Kern County, California.

Upon completion of the respective construction projects, Willow Springs 3 and Chaparral Solar will collectively be capable of generating 174 MW of clean energy and have a storage capacity of 88 MW/352 MWh. Terrasun will support Leeward’s operations of the energy storage system portions of both solar + storage facilities to bring their customers one step closer to providing renewable energy and carbon-neutral portfolios.

“We look forward to working with Leeward on these projects,” Jamal Burki, President of IHI Terrasun Solutions states. “Based on our repeated success in the distributed generation applications, we are focused on providing our same adaptable technology and flexible range of services for these utility-scale projects. I am further enthused with the collaborative spirit the Leeward and Terrasun teams have demonstrated as we worked to develop the solution. We look forward to seeing the projects successfully progress.”  

Terrasun’s technology-agnostic approach integrates multiple top-tier batteries, inverter technologies and intelligent system controls into offerings that enable customers to develop and operate the ideal energy storage solution for their needs. Terrasun’s commitment to software and operational maintenance will guarantee performance for the long-term project with a bankable and stable balance sheet.

“Terrasun’s energy storage and lifecycle services will enhance our projects’ abilities to dispatch reliable clean energy to our customers. Leeward is proud to collaborate with Terrasun on this important step in the growth of solar + storage projects in harnessing renewable energy to power our world,” said Mark Hensley, SVP of Project Execution for Leeward.

Construction will begin December 2021 and be completed by December 2022.

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