SunEdison Inc. has completed and interconnected two photovoltaic systems at state facilities in California.
The 2.6 MW array at Coalinga State Hospital and the 1.6 MW system at Pleasant Valley State Prison have been sold to SunEdison's yieldco subsidiary, TerraForm Power Inc., which has 20-year power purchase agreements with the California Department of State Hospitals and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
With the completion of these two projects, all five of the systems in TerraForm Power's California public institutions portfolio are now fully operational. Operation and maintenance of the two solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison.
‘Pleasant Valley is one of 12 prison sites that use solar-generated electricity as part of our larger program to make all of our facilities as low-polluting and energy-efficient as possible,’ says Deborah Hysen, acting director of facility planning, construction and management for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.