July 23, 2020

Switch and Capital Dynamics Break Ground on Massive Solar and Battery Storage Developments, Advancing Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Nevada

Switch, a Leadership Circle Member of ESA, and the developers of the worlds most advanced data centers, has announced the largest expansion of solar footprint and battery storage in Nevada. We are pleased to share this clean energy economy growth and particularly pleased that a major end-user like Switch and its partners are pushing development in the energy storage space.

Along with its partners Capital Dynamics, Tesla and Con Edison, Switch has initiated three massive solar plus battery storage groundbreakings of Gigawatt 1®. These developments further Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Nevada solar energy and battery storage vision and represent the largest expansion of both in Nevada. It also includes the largest behind-the-meter solar plus battery project in the world. Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Nevada now has four solar with battery storage projects in the state creating nearly 1 gigawatt of energy solutions.

These projects result in an investment of $1.3 billion from Switch and its partners and will create over 1,000 jobs in Nevada.

With these new groundbreakings in Clark and Storey counties, plus the original Townsite development, Gigawatt 1 will now generate a total of 555 MW of solar power and create 800 MW hours of battery storage. Additionally, the Storey County location will be the largest behind-the-meter solar project in the world producing 127MW and will include a 240 MW hour battery storage system.

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