SunEdison celebrated at a dedication event the commissioning of a 1.2MWdc solar carport and rooftop system at four Coconino County, Arizona. Coconino County is buying the solar power generated by the systems through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The four solar systems are built at government facilities include Coconino County's King Street Community Services building, law enforcement administration facility, juvenile detention center and correctional facility. The solar systems are expected to generate enough energy each year to power more than 190 homes and avoid the emission of more than 3 million pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent to taking 300 cars off the road, while the authority estimates that they will save $2.7 million over the life of the 25-year agreement.
"This solar project meets multiple county objectives: it saves taxpayer dollars through smart fiscal planning, improves county infrastructure, and demonstrates our leadership in the deployment of renewable energy technologies," said Art Babbott, Coconino County Board of Supervisors chair. "We look forward to reaping the economic and environmental benefits of this partnership with SunEdison for years to come."