Coconino County, Arizona is going solar. Yesterday, SunEdison and county officials announced the commissioning of 1.2 MW of solar at four county government facilities. The 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) includes solar sites that are located at the King Street Community Services building, the law enforcement administration facility, the juvenile detention center and the correctional facility.
SunEdison will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system.
“By powering their buildings with clean, cost effective solar power, Coconino County is saving taxpayer dollars and driving economic growth in the community,” said Mark Domine, SunEdison senior director for channel sales. “Coconino County is a leader in renewable energy, and these high performance SunEdison systems will ensure that the county is putting their abundant sunlight to good use.”
The county estimates that it will save $2.7 million over the 25 year period of the PPA.
“This solar project meets multiple county objectives: it saves taxpayer dollars through smart fiscal planning, improves county infrastructure, and demonstrates our leadership in the deployment of renewable energy technologies,” said Art Babbott, Coconino County Board of Supervisors chair. “We look forward to reaping the economic and environmental benefits of this partnership with SunEdison for years to come.”