SunEdison Inc. has started construction on a 4.5 MW solar project in Dighton, Mass., for the Brockton Housing Authority. The housing authority signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with SunEdison last year and anticipates saving more than $14 million on energy costs over the period of the agreement.
SunEdison is collaborating with ISM Solar to develop the project. ISM initiated the project and will complete permitting and interconnection and perform site control. SunEdison will supply its solar panels, as well as perform construction services and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services.
‘Working with local development partners like ISM is a great way for SunEdison to stay connected to smaller local markets while maximizing cash efficiency," says Tom Leyden, SunEdison's vice president of partner development.
The solar power plant will supply the Brockton Housing Authority with electricity through a state-wide virtual net-metering program. Construction is targeted for completion during the first half of 2016. Operation and maintenance will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global asset management, monitoring and reporting services.