P.U.S. is all about the green...ENERGY, that is! Performance Utility Supply provided utility supplies to the newly completed Cascade Solar Power Plant, located in Joshua Tree, California.
SunEdison, a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced last month that it had completed construction of a 24 megawatt direct current solar power plant located in the California Desert. The Cascade solar power plant is supplying renewable electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Wells Fargo & Company provided tax equity financing following completion of the solar power plant.
The 150-acre solar power plant is comprised of more than 75,000 SunEdison Silvantis™ Monocrystalline Solar PV Modules mounted to SunEdison AP90 Single Axis Trackers. Silvantis Modules are built using SunEdison polysilicon and wafers to ensure maximum reliability and performance. SunEdison AP90 single axis trackers help maximize energy harvest. The plant will be managed by the SunEdison Renewable Operation Center (ROC), which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring, field dispatch and reporting services.
The project's PPA was awarded under the California Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM). The RAM process is designed to ensure ratepayers get energy at a low cost by using a reverse auction and standard contracts, which simplifies contracting and streamlines regulatory reviews. To date this is the largest solar project to come on-line under the RAM program and the first RAM project constructed for SDG&E.
"It's an honor to bring the largest solar power plant interconnected through the California RAM program online," said Bob Powell, president, North America, SunEdison. "It supports our focus on growth and the growth of the solar industry in California. We are fortunate to work with Wells Fargo, a committed finance partner, which shares our vision for increasing the availability of renewable energy. Their support is vital to completing projects like this one."
Performance Utility Supply started on the Cascade renewable energy project in 2013. The materials P.U.S. delivered included –
- Various sizes on SCH40 conduit, fittings, bends, segments
- Various sizes on SCH80 conduit
- EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) conduit
- Glue, tape, locknuts, yellow poly rope
SOURCE SunEdison, Inc.
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