World’s Largest Solar-Powered Battery Storage Facility Will Be Operational In Florida Soon

By: | August 14th, 2021

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Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is installing 132 battery storage containers for its Manatee Energy Storage Center. Each container weighs approximately 38 tons and is roughly 36 feet long and 11 feet in height and width. These energy storage containers will be organized across a 40-acre plot of land…equivalent to 30 football fields.

When completed later this year, the Manatee Energy Storage Center will become the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system.

The entire battery system will be equivalent to 100 million iPhone batteries.

These battery storage containers will store the solar energy generated by the neighboring FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center. Each container holds roughly 400 battery modules, capable of storing solar energy equivalent to roughly 2,000 iPhone batteries. Each specialized battery weighs over 200 pounds and has a lifespan of 40 years.

The FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center can power 329,000 homes for more than two hours

When completed, the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center is expected to have a 409-megawatt (MW) capacity with the ability to deliver 900 MWh of energy. So it will replace FPL’s coal plants means no more polluting power sources will be required.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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