Inside GlidePath’s Merchant Battery in Texas

The U.S. solar market is moving towards shorter and shorter power contracts, while so far merchant solar projects remain more power points than power plants.

However, energy storage may be leapfrogging solar in a move towards a merchant model. At least that is the direction that developer and asset owner GlidePath is taking, as this week it started construction on a 10 MW / 10 megawatt-hour battery south of Houston, in the area governed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Read more in pv magazine.