REC Solar and SunEdison came together with Mayor Gary Svanda and Madera city council members to officially turn on the city’s newest solar project: a 1.1MW solar installation at Madera’s wastewater treatment plant. The new solar project will produce over 2.4 million kWh of energy per year and around 45 million kWh over 20 years.
REC Solar CEO Angiolo Laviziano stated: “REC Solar is excited to have participated in the Madera project. The project's size and technical complexity required critical advanced design and planning to ensure its economic success. We are pleased to see the tangible benefits of our expertise in engineering, design, and construction delivered to the city of Madera.”
The solar project was a joint development between REC Solar and SunEdison, which saw REC design and construct the system using its own dual-axis system trackers and solar panels. SunEdison completed a PPA with the city of Madera and will be oversee the financing, operation and maintenance of the plant, while allowing the city to buy the produced energy at a predictable rate for 20 years.