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China’s CATL becomes sole battery supplier for ‘record-breaking’ solar+storage project

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) announced on Tuesday that it has entered a sole battery supply agreement with U.S. solar developer Primergy Solar LLC (Primergy), for a record breaking US$1.2 billion Gemini Solar+Storage Project outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

CATL becomes sole battery supplier for ‘record-breaking’ solar+storage project

Once completed, the Gemini project will be one of the largest operational solar + storage projects in the U.S., said Primergy. 

The project includes a 690 MWac/966 MWdc solar array and 1,416 MWh storage capability.

Earlier this year, Primergy completed a comprehensive and detailed procurement process and selected several globally leading equipment suppliers and construction partners for the Gemini project.

CATL will supply Primergy Solar with EnerOne, a modular outdoor liquid cooling battery energy storage system that features long service life, high integration, and high degree of safety.

With a cycle life of up to 10,000 cycles, the LFP-based battery product will contribute to the safe and reliable operation of the Gemini project.

Primergy selected the EnerOne solution for Gemini because it utilizes advanced lithium phosphate chemistry which meets Primergy’s requirements for safe and reliable operations at its sites.

“CATL is a technology leader in the battery industry, and we are pleased to partner with them on the Gemini Project and showcase CATL’s advanced EnerOne storage solution,” said Ty Daul, Chief Executive Officer of Primergy. “Together with CATL, we are building a market leading and highly sophisticated battery storage system that can capture surplus solar power during the day and store it for use in the early evening after the sunsets in Nevada.”

Primergy owns over 8 GW of solar and battery storage projects in development, construction and operation in 17 different states in the U.S.

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