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The Race to Build the World’s Largest Solar-Storage Plant Is On

March 28, 2019, 5:36 PM

Last year, a company won a contract to build a 65-megawatt solar and battery farm in Arizona. A month later, the Saudis came out with a $200 billion plan to build the world’s biggest battery-backed solar farm by 2030. Then a firm proposed a nearly 500-megawatt solar-storage site in Texas’s oil patch.

The race to build the biggest solar-battery plant is officially on.

And the latest to join the competition is renewable energy giant NextEra Energy Inc., which said March 28 that it’ll build a project in Florida that will claim the title of the largest solar-powered battery in the...

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