Southern California Edison Awards 36 Contracts for Utility-Scale Solar Rooftop Project

July 27, 2010

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 27, 2010 – Southern California Edison (SCE) awarded 36 contracts to independent power producers for a total of nearly 60 megawatts from photovoltaic solar panels that will produce emission-free energy for SCE customers. The panels will be installed on 31 unused rooftops and five ground-mount sites in SCE’s service territory.

The solar rooftop project, approved by the California Public Utilities Commission in June 2009, calls for a total of 500 megawatts of  solar generating capacity, most of it on otherwise unused large warehouse rooftops. Half of the 500 megawatts will be from independent power producers who respond to SCE’s request for offers under competitive solicitations; the remaining 250 megawatts will be owned and operated by SCE. It is expected that this project will create about 1,200 jobs for Southern Californians.

“These contracts make significant strides toward distributed renewable generation for one of the most innovative solar programs in the country,” said Marc Ulrich, SCE vice president, Renewable and Alternative Power. “We’re working to help California meet its Million Solar Roofs goal and supply even more renewable energy to our customers where and when it’s most needed, without the added time and expense to construct major new transmission facilities.” The contracts awarded today are the first executed under the competitive solicitations for independent power producers.

SCE believes that its solar rooftop project will be a boon for the solar industry and consumers alike, with the resulting cost per unit significantly more cost effective than more common residential photovoltaic installations in California. Eventually, this could help drive down installation costs of photovoltaic generation for everyone. When complete, the solar panels will cover an area totaling 4 square miles on about 250 otherwise unused warehouse roofs. The total power production will rival a utility-scale power plant, enough electricity to serve 325,000 average homes at a point in time. SCE has already installed panels on three rooftop warehouses in California’s Inland Empire that are delivering – or are in line to deliver – electricity to the grid. 

SCE is the nation’s leading utility for renewable energy. In 2009, SCE delivered 13.6 billion kilowatt hours of renewable power to its customers, about 17 percent of its total power portfolio.

COMPANIES AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR

Company Name

Company HQ

Project location

Project size (MWDC)

Estimated Online Date

Tioga Solar XIX, LLC

San Mateo, Calif.

City of Industry

0.75

4/15/2011

Greenpower Williams LLC

Burbank, Calif.

Valencia

1.30

10/1/2011

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Mira Loma

1.20

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Ontario

1.54

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Ontario

1.46

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Corona

1.13

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Rialto

1.19

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Santa Fe Springs

0.81

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Pomona

1.25

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

San Bernardino

1.42

1/25/2012

SunEdison Utility Solutions, LLC

Beltsville, Md.

Fontana

1.17

1/25/2012

SS San Antonio West LLC

Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Chino

1.86

10/1/2011

Golden Solar, LLC

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Santa Fe Springs

1.43

4/1/2011

Golden Solar, LLC

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Santa Fe Springs

1.34

4/1/2011

Industry Metrolink PV 1, LLC

San Francisco, Calif.

City of Industry

2.00

12/1/2010

Advanced Solar Integration Technologies, LLC

Irvine, Calif.

Commerce

1.20

1/28/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Rancho Cucamonga

1.26

1/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Ontario

0.66

1/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Ontario

0.56

1/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Ontario

0.58

1/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Chino

0.70

1/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Rancho Cucamonga

0.89

2/28/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Rancho Cucamonga

1.61

3/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Los Angeles

1.70

3/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Buena Park

2.51

3/31/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

La Mirada

1.10

4/30/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

La Mirada

1.02

4/30/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Foothill Ranch

1.39

4/30/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Lake Forest

0.94

4/30/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

Compton

0.66

4/30/2011

Photon LLC

Fremont, Calif.

City of Industry

0.59

4/30/2011

Solar Power, Inc.*

Roseville, Calif.

Palm Springs

2.83

9/15/2011

Solar Power, Inc.*

Roseville, Calif.

Palm Springs

4.96

12/15/2011

SEPV 1, LLC*

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Palmdale

2.27

3/31/2011

SEPV 2, LLC*

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Twentynine Palms

2.32

3/31/2011

Cascade Solar LLC*

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Joshua Tree

10.00

12/15/2011

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Southern California Edison Awards 36 Contracts for Utility-Scale Solar Rooftop Project