April 21, 2014 - SunEdison has interconnected a 20-megawatt AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, California. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is composed of 80,000 SunEdison Silvantis™ Solar PV (photovoltaic) modules.
SunEdison was responsible for building the Adobe facility, and will provide asset management and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services through its Renewable Operations Center.
"We are proud to complete our fourth project with Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy; longstanding partnerships like this one are critical to SunEdison's continued growth," said Bob Powell, President, North America for SunEdison. "Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy are demonstrating their commitment to extending the use of renewable energy in the United States and we are honored that they have repeatedly chosen to work with us."
"Since 2010, the Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy partnership has developed more than 220MW of solar generation in America," said Southern Power President and CEO Oscar Harper. "We're pleased to once again partner with SunEdison through the acquisition of the Adobe Solar Facility – adding another 20MW of solar resources and further strengthening our growing renewable energy portfolio."
Southern California Edison, a subsidiary of Edison International, will buy the power generated by the facility under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement. Over the course of 20 years, this system is designed to produce enough electricity to power nearly 92,000 homes and offset carbon emissions equivalent to removing almost 102,000 cars from the road for one year.