in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

SunEdison, a solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, has entered into a new 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA) to deliver 20 MW to Riverside Public Utilities (RPU), the municipal electric utility of the City of Riverside, California.

SunEdison will construct the 20 MW North Lake I Solar plant on previously disturbed land owned by the Metropolitan Water District near the Diamond Valley Lake reservoir in western Riverside County. According to the company, the project is expected to deliver renewable energy and reduce the need for costly transmission upgrades due to its proximity to load centers, including the RPU service territory.   

Riverside is among the first of California's municipal utilities to enter into a utility-scale solar contract of this size, the utility adds. Under Senate Bill X 1-2, California extended its renewable portfolio standard program goal to 33% and included publicly owned utilities such as Riverside.


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Latest Top Stories

Mining Companies Find Value In Solar And Wind Generation

Mining companies are finding that solar and wind generation can help them defray costs and stay profitable in inhospitable parts of the globe.


Global Solar Developer UGE Finds A Rainbow In Lower Oil Prices

Urban Green Energy CEO Nick Blitterswyk says fear of oil prices is natural but unwarranted. Short-term, cheap oil actually favors project development, and the long-term trends are all going solar's way.


Nexamp Wrangles Largest Mass. Managed Growth Project For 2014

The Boston-based developer had to hustle to complete the large-scale project in bad weather on difficult terrain.


e2/ECTA Helps Dealership Go Green With 310 kW Rooftop PV System

Haldeman Ford in New Jersey turned to solar to cut electricity costs and to burnish its green credentials. The installer opted for power optimizers to reduce wiring and handle shading issues.


Market Forces Keep Solar's Prospects Undimmed By Cheap Oil

Oil prices are tangential at best in their relationship to practical considerations in the solar sector. Regulatory issues and dynamics of the maturing energy market are much more important.

PV America_id1480
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Gamechange Racking_id1491
Solectria_id1450