Our solar and battery storage centers

Where we operate

We’ve expanded our solar and storage portfolio significantly in recent years. Today, we develop, construct, and operate solar and battery storage systems and currently have 460MWAC of solar PV and storage under construction.

Click below to learn more about each project, including the number of solar panels and their capacity.

Our solar and storage centers
  • Carnegie Road storage project
    Carnegie Road storage project is located in Liverpool, United Kingdom, and is Ørsted’s first venture into large-scale storage.

    Facts


    Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Capacity: 20MWAC

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in December 2018


    The project is a 20MW stand-alone battery system consisting of three lithium battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion systems. The plant is designed to operate flexibly, switching between different markets as its services are needed by local utilities.

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  • Permian Energy Center
    Permian Energy Center is located in Andrews County, TX, and is a 460MWAc solar PV plus storage project, which will produce enough clean electricity to power approximately 100,000 U.S. homes.

    Facts

    Location: Andrews County, TX

    Number of solar panels: 1.3 million panels

    Solar capacity: 420 MWAC from solar PV modules supplied by Jinko Solar and JA Solar

    Storage capacity: 40 MWAC with one hour of capacity

    Timeline: Commercial operation began in May 2021
    Permian Energy Center marks a milestone for Ørsted, making it the first developer to own the ‘full spectrum’ of renewable technologies at utility scale in the U.S. — onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, and storage.
  • Helena Energy Center
    The 518 MWAC Helena Energy Center, comprised of co-located wind and solar generation, is the largest Ørsted US onshore project to date and first wind-solar hybrid energy center. It will have the capability to power an estimated 140,000 homes over the course of a year.
    Facts
    Capacity: 250 MWAC

    Annual Production: >550,000 MWh

    Technology: Mono crystalline photovoltaic bifacial panels from Tier 1 suppliers

    Total # of panels: Estimated 600,000

    Jobs created during construction: approx 200 – 300 workers

    Timeline: Helena Energy Center is expected to reach commercial operation in the first half of 2022

    Helena Energy Center represents a nearly half billion dollar investment in Bee County, Texas and will generate tens of millions in tax revenue that will enhance the County and School services without raising taxes.

    The approximately 250 MWAC solar center component will have the capability to power over 50,000 homes over the course of a year and help meet the energy needs of Texas during peak demand periods by providing clean and flexible solar-powered electricity. 

  • Muscle Shoals
    Ørsted continues to expand its solar footprint via the acquisition of the 227MWac under construction Muscle Shoals solar project located in Colbert County, Alabama, in the US.

    Facts

    Location: Colbert County, Alabama


    Number of solar panels: 670,000


    Solar capacity: 227MWac from solar PV modules supplied by First Solar


    Timeline: Muscle Shoals will be operational by third quarter 2021

    The project will be Ørsted’s second solar project in the US, following the decision in November 2019 to commence construction of the Permian Energy Center solar plus storage project in Texas. With the acquisition of Muscle Shoals, Ørsted will have two solar projects totaling 686MWac of generation capacity under construction across the US along with 40MWac of storage capacity. Muscle Shoals is expected to come online in third quarter 2021.

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