Solyndra Inc., a manufacturer of cylindrical solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and industrial rooftops, says it has been awarded 20-year power purchase agreements to supply Southern California Edison (SCE) with 16.2 MW of rooftop photovoltaic systems. The agreements were awarded to Solyndra's wholly owned subsidiary, Photon Solar LLC.
‘We believe the Southern California Edison solar rooftop project will ultimately be held out as an example for the rest of the world, demonstrating the benefits of distributed rooftop power generation in achieving broader renewable generation goals,’ says Marc Ulrich, SCE's vice president of renewables and alternative power. ‘We are pleased to be working with Solyndra on this project. We are also pleased that Solyndra designs and manufactures their panels in California, which means this project is maintaining and creating jobs here in our state.’
Photon Solar LLC intends to complete construction of the rooftop systems in 2011. Construction of the systems is subject to approval from the California Public Utility Commission, financing of the project, certain permitting and other customary closing conditions.