SunEdison wins 17.7 MW of distributed solar projects in California

SunEdison has secured 17.7 MW of distributed solar PV projects through the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) led by the California county of Alameda.

The company will work with nine different public agencies in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo to develop projects on more than 30 sites as part of one of the largest ever public solar power procurements in the United States.

SunEdison will deploy rooftop, canopy and ground-mounted system technologies to accommodate the requirements for the 30 different sites.

The projects will produce a combined 27.7 million kilowatt hours of solar power a year when completed.

SunEdison plans to begin construction on the sites at the end of 2014, with completion planned by the end of 2015. SunEdison and TerraForm Power, a SunEdison company, will own the projects once complete and the projects purchased and owned by TerraForm will count towards SunEdison’s CAFD commitment. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by the SunEdison Renewable Operation Center (ROC), which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

SunEdison North America President Bob Powell said the company was "particularly proud" to work closely with public agencies in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo, noting that "with operating headquarters in Belmont, many SunEdison employees live in these counties and this gives them the opportunity to serve their local communities."