SunEdison dedicates new solar arrays in Coconino County, Arizona

At a Sept. 22 dedication event, SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) celebrated the commissioning of 1.2 MW (dc) of solar carport and rooftop systems at four Coconino County, Ariz., government facilities.

The buildings include the county’s King Street Community Services building, law enforcement administration facility, juvenile detention center and correctional facility. Coconino County is buying the solar power generated by the systems through a 25-year power purchase agreement, and estimates that they will save $2.7 million over the life of the agreement.

“By powering their buildings with clean, cost effective solar power, Coconino County is saving taxpayer dollars and driving economic growth in the community,” said Mark Domine, SunEdison senior director for channel sales. “Coconino County is a leader in renewable energy, and these high performance SunEdison systems will ensure that the county is putting their abundant sunlight to good use.”

“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.”

Operation and maintenance of the solar installations will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

SunEdison develops, finances, installs, owns and operates renewable power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides customers with asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services. Corporate headquarters are in the United States with additional offices and technology manufacturing around the world.

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