SunEdison Interconnects 16.4 MW Solar Power Plant For Davis-Monathan AFB

SunEdison has completed a 16.4 MW photovoltaic solar power plant on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB) near Tuscon, Ariz.

The Davis-Monthan AFB solar power plant incorporates SunEdison's Silvantis polysilicon PV modules. The plant, which is located on two plots of unused land totaling 170 acres, is expected to provide 35% of the base's electricity requirements.

MIC Solar Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Co. (MIC), is the owner of the project. SunEdison will provide operations and maintenance services under contract.

SunEdison says the plant is the largest solar energy facility at any U.S. Department of Defense installation and is expected to reduce the Air Force's utility costs by $500,000 annually for the next 25 years.

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