SunEdison, Inc has won all of the projects that bid on last week for new solar projects in the County of Alameda, California. In this round of bidding the company won the right to install 3 megawatts (MW) DC of solar systems as part of the second phase of the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Program (R-REP).
In the first phase of R-REP, SunEdison was awarded more than 18 MW DC of solar projects with 9 different Bay Area public agencies, including 11 MW with Alameda County.
The 3 MW of solar systems will be installed at 9 different Alameda County sites, including the Santa Rita Jail and other administration and functional centers. The County of Alameda is projecting $9.5 million in savings over the life of the projects. Upon completion, the solar systems will eliminate the emission of more than 77 million pounds of carbon dioxide over twenty years, the equivalent of taking more than 7,300 cars off the road.
“We are honored that Alameda County has chosen to expand their partnership with SunEdison,” said SunEdison Managing Director of DG Western USA Sam Youneszadeh.
Adding a second phase to the successful R-REP is a testament to Alameda’s commitment to maximize solar power in Bay area communities and become a sustainable county.
“SunEdison has been a great partner to us” said Susan S. Muranishi, Alameda County Administrator.
The company’s ability to deliver reliable, low-cost energy solutions across a variety of challenging sites has been an important reason our R-REP project is flourishing – and a pivotal factor in allowing this partnership to bring clean renewable energy to dozens of sites in Alameda County and across the Bay Area.’
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.