SMUD signs multiple PPAs with Recurrent Energy for 60 MW of solar power

SMUD says its standard tariff for qualifying renewable and combined heat and power generating facilities received applications that exceeded the program’s 100 MW capacity. All applications received offered a solar photovoltaic technology.

Recurrent Energy will develop 12 individual five MW projects at locations in Galt, CA and Elk Grove, CA. All the projects are expected to be installed and operational by fall 2012.

“We are excited about Recurrent Energy’s enthusiasm for participating in this renewable energy program,” said SMUD assistant general manager Jim Shetler. “Sixty additional megawatts of renewable power is a welcome addition to the Sacramento area.”

“Distributed-scale solar has an important role to play in helping to meet near-term renewable energy goals,” said Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy. “We have over 330 megawatts of distributed-scale projects in our contracted portfolio across North America and Europe, and these 12 solar power systems with SMUD are a clear validation of our approach to developing and marketing solar power in California.”