SunEdison has signed an agreement with the County of Alameda, Calif. 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.

In this second phase of the R-REP, SunEdison was awarded all of the projects on which it bid.

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 Western USA Sales 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.”

SunEdison expects to add these projects to the Call Right Projects List for TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. SunEdison anticipates offering these projects to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion. Operation and maintenance of the solar systems will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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