Edwards & Sanborn Solar + Storage Project Now Completed

by Fractal EMS on January 19, 2024

Terra-Gen and Mortenson have announced the full substantial completion of the Edwards & Sanborn Solar + Energy Storage project, the largest solar plus energy storage project in the United States. Mortenson was the full Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor on both the solar and energy storage scopes for this vanguard project in the energy industry.

This project stretches over 4,600 acres and includes more than 1.9 million First Solar modules. In total, the project generates 875 MWdc of solar energy and has 3,287 megawatt-hours of energy storage with a total interconnection capacity of 1,300 megawatts. The project supplies power to the city of San Jose, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the Clean Power Alliance, and Starbucks, among others. A portion of the project is situated on the Edwards Air Force Base and was the largest public-private collaboration in U.S. Department of Defense history. The project uses LG Chem, Samsung, and BYD batteries.

Project Facts

  • Over 98 miles of MV Wire
  • Over 361 miles of DC Wire
  • Over 3k MWh of Battery Capacity at completion
  • 120,720 batteries installed at completion
  • Reached 890 craft team members on site
  • 1.9+ Million solar panels installed
  • 4,660 total acres of sustainable energy production
  • Largest project of its kind in U.S. Air Force history
Fractal EMSEdwards & Sanborn Solar + Storage Project Now Completed