Los Angeles County has entered into 20-year power purchase agreements with SunEdision for powering its nine government facilities with 6.2MW of distributed solar generation systems. The deals are projected to save taxpayers millions of dollars, and will provide predictable energy pricing to L.A. County for decades to come.
SunEdison plans to build solar parking canopies for many of the facilities. All the nine facilities will start enjoying clean electricity generated by the systems from the second half of 2016. SunEdison estimates that the systems will generate enough energy for powering 1,400 Californian homes. Within the 20-year contracted period, the systems will reduce more than 114 million pounds of CO2, equivalent to taking over 10,000 cars off the road.
Many American municipalities are looking for ways to save their dollars through electricity bill cut, and adopting solar generation systems is one of the promising solutions. L.A. County consequently chose SunEdison to build them with the solar arrays.
"By signing a long term agreement with guaranteed pricing, L.A. County will save millions of dollars while dramatically reducing its exposure to rising utility rates,”said Sam Youneszadeh, SunEdison's regional general manager of its Western U.S. solar business.
SunEdison is an experienced developer when it comes to installing solar systems for public sector customers. SunEdison will provide O&M and 24/7 asset managements, monitoring and reporting services for the systems after completion.