The American Petroleum Institute (API) has partnered with the University of Texas at Austin to build the world’s largest battery storage project, an ambitious effort that will produce more than 400 megawatts of solar energy and 1.5 million kilowatt-hours of battery storage.
The project, called the Texas Energy Storage Initiative, is expected to begin operating in late 2018.
The partnership with the university is the first in a series of collaborations to deliver energy storage to Texas, which has been grappling with the energy crisis caused by climate change.
“The partnership with Texas Energy will help us move toward building the most efficient and secure system to deliver the most sustainable energy to Austin,” API President and CEO Rick Bergstrom said in a statement.
The Texas Energy storage initiative, also known as TESI, will deliver energy from Texas’s electric grid to Austin by building and transporting an array of solar panels.
It will be able to store the excess solar energy it generates and then convert it into electricity when the sun goes down.
The arrays will have a total capacity of more than 500 megawatts, which is about enough to power roughly 200,000 homes.
The consortium is also building a 500 megawatt battery storage plant in Texas, located on the Texas Gulf Coast, and will have another 500 megwatt battery in the works in the Austin area, Bergstrom added.
The total capacity will be about 200 megawatts.
The batteries will be used to help power more than 5,000 utility-scale photovoltaic solar arrays that are already being deployed across the United States.
The energy storage system is designed to store energy generated by the photovolems to be used later to make electricity.
Bergstrom said that the Texas project will be “the most energy-efficient and secure” in the world.
“It will be more energy efficient and cheaper to deploy solar and wind energy,” he said.
“And it will provide more reliable, reliable energy than the current generation.”
While the project is focused on energy storage, the API is also developing a new way to capture and store electricity from renewable sources.
The API has partnered to develop a program called CleanPower, which aims to make renewable energy sources more efficient by providing power to people at low prices.
This will help drive down electricity prices for consumers.
The API’s CleanPower program is designed in collaboration with Texas Power & Light, a subsidiary of EDF Energy, which owns the largest wind farm in the United State.
The program aims to develop solar PV systems that can capture energy from the sun and store it.
The CleanPower system can produce electricity for about half of the cost of current wind energy.
In the future, the program hopes to capture the same amount of energy from solar panels that it can from wind turbines.
The Austin Energy Storage initiative, called Texas Energy Renewable, is one of two projects announced on Tuesday by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a nonprofit that supports renewable energy.
The other project is the $10 million SolarCity Energy Storage Project, which will provide storage from solar PV to customers.
The first phase of the Texas energy storage project is expected in 2021, with the second in 2021.
Both projects are part of the API’s Renewable Energy Initiative.