JOE ROMM <> Mar 29, 2018 in ThinkProgress
In the Middle East, the economics of solar power and batteries are so good that SoftBank Group is partnering with Saudi Arabia to build a stunning 200 gigawatts of solar power capacity for $200 billion. This is 100 times larger than the largest solar farm ever proposed.
Softbank said this week that the system will supply “evening hour” power to the Saudis thanks to what will be “the largest utility-scale battery” in two to three years, Bloomberg reported.
The future could not be sunnier for renewables.