Recurrent Energy Flips The Switch On Six Google-Backed Solar Projects


Recurrent Energy has announced the commercial operation of six solar photovoltaic projects totaling 106 MW in Southern California and Arizona.

The six-project portfolio will provide power to three off-takers, including Southern California Edison. Four of the projects are located in Kern County, Calif.; one is located in the city of Adelanto, Calif.; and the sixth is located in Maricopa County, Ariz.

According to Recurrent Energy, the development and operation of these six projects has provided the communities with local investment and both short-term and long-term job creation. In aggregate, the company adds, the six projects created more than 500 jobs during the construction phase alone.

Notably, these six solar PV projects comprise the second Recurrent Energy-developed portfolio acquired by Google and KKR in November 2013. The first portfolio acquired, comprising four projects, was announced in December 2011.

"At Google, we believe that investing in renewable energy is good for business and good for the environment," comments Kojo Ako-Asare, Google's head of corporate finance." We're pleased that these facilities have come online, generating both energy and jobs for the local community."

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