SunEdison has been awarded a solar service contract with Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) in Tucson, Ariz., for a ground-mounted 14.5 MW solar system. The solar installation is made possible through a solar power service agreement under which SunEdison will finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the approximately 130-acre ground-mounted solar deployment.
SunEdison also will maintain a long-term ground lease agreement with DMAFB for the use of its land for the solar installation. In return, DMAFB will purchase the energy produced from the solar power plant to offset its demand from the grid at long-term energy pricing.
When completed, the 14.5 MW solar farm will produce approximately 31.5 million kWh of energy annually and over 575 million kWh over 20 years, SunEdison says.