California’s Eland Solar and Storage Centre will capture and store enough energy to power 283,330 homes in Los Angeles, reducing the need for natural gas at night or on cloudy days.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has approved the power purchase agreement for what will be the largest solar energy storage system in the US.“The climate crisis has never been more dire, but the solutions have never been clearer or cheaper – and Los Angeles is investing in renewable energy and cleaning our air as part of my DWP reform agenda,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“The Eland Solar and Storage Center will help us keep the lights on without the help of dirty fossil fuels – even when the sun isn’t shining – and power our progress toward a low-carbon, green-energy future.”The development of the Eland Solar and Storage Centre is a direct result of the zero-carbon vision laid out in Mayor Garcetti’s Green New Deal – and is expected to play a key role in helping Los Angeles reach 55% renewable energy by 2025, 80% renewable energy by 2036, and 100% renewable energy by 2045.