SunEdison has announced it has secured construction financing for the 60 MW Regulus solar power plant located in Kern County, California.
Regulus will consist of around 250,000 solar panels and once operational; SunEdison will provide management and monitoring, field dispatch and reporting services via its Renewable Operation Center (ROC).
“Regulus is our largest North America project to date and is evidence of the momentum we are building in the California utility scale solar market,” said Bob Powell, SunEdison president of North America.
Announcements concerning SunEdison’s involvement in big ticket solar plants in California have become rather commonplace these days – just in the last couple of 6 weeks; the 24 MW Cascade solar farm and the 20MW Adobe Solar Facilityhave been brought online.
Last Thursday, the company also announced it had secured financing from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada. Combined, the solar farms will supply enough clean energy to power 1,300 average households.
As well as large-scale flashy solar farms, SunEdison also has interests in helping out those less fortunate with clean energy too.
Last Friday, the company dedicated a solar power system to the Mariposa Center for Girls in the Dominican Republic. The facility assists at-risk schoolgirls in support of the UN’s goals to increase energy access for all. SunEdison donated $10,000 in cash plus an in-kind donation of equipment – a 9.9 kW solar panel system.
“Electricity facilitates education, the delivery of healthcare services, and economic growth,” said Steve O’Rourke, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for SunEdison.
“We are proud to support the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative in this and future endeavors to ensure all people have access to clean, affordable energy.”
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