Friday, September 19, 2014

SunEdison announces completion of 1.8 MW solar electric system on superfund site

BELMONT, USA: SunEdison Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, in partnership with BlueWave Capital LLC of Boston, announced the completion of a 1.8 megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant  constructed on a remediated EPA Superfund site in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The system was developed on approximately 10 acres of land on the remediated Sullivan's Ledge landfill site and represents another significant step towards meeting the City of New Bedford's goal to satisfy 60% of their electricity needs from solar power. The City of New Bedford is the owner and host of the site and will purchase the net metering credits generated from the system.

SunEdison partnered with BlueWave Capital to develop the project, arranged construction financing and permanent financing for the project, and managed local partners to provide EPC services. This project marks the second of three solar projects that SunEdison and BlueWave have developed for the City of New Bedford, a community that has been recognized nationally as being a leader in renewable energy.

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