Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IBEW Members Build One of the World’s Largest Solar-Storage Projects

IBEW solar farm

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The world’s largest expected combined solar and energy storage project is under construction by members of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 428 in Southern California. There are 425 IBEW members on the job, installing more than 110,000 lithium-ion battery modules, which is enough to displace more than 307,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. “Those batteries are a different beast,” Local 428 Business Manager Brian Holt said. “They are big, heavy and require extensive knowledge and safety procedures.” When finished, the power station will produce enough energy to power 260,000 homes. Click here to read more about how this clean energy project is producing good union jobs.