Construction of a new 6-MW AC solar power plant was completed by SunEdison that will supply electricity to Lakeland Electric, the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida, through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The Bella Vista solar power plant is expected to generate approximately 14 GWh of electricity each year, enough to power more than 1,300 homes and avoid the emission of 21 million pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent to removing more than 2,000 cars from the road.
In addition to the 6 MW Bella Vista solar power plant, SunEdison has completed three other projects for Lakeland Electric and is developing two more. The total solar power capacity of the portfolio under the Master Agreement is expected to be 24 MW.
TerraForm Power, a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, acquired this project upon completion from its Call Right Projects list. Operation and maintenance of the solar system will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.
— Solar Builder magazine