Maryland, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SunEdison announced last week that it is the first owner/operator in the United States to surpass 100 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of delivered solar-photovoltaic (PV) electricity. This comes just 5 years after the company activated its first commercial-scale PV system.
Since then, SunEdison said that its solar fleet of 221 solar power plants has avoided more than 124 million pouns of CO2, the same amount of emissions that would be produced by driving from New York City to Los Angeles 43,101 times. 100 GWh is enough to meet the annual energy needs for more than 13,700 California residents.
According to SunEdison, the company’s fleet operated at over 100 percent of expected generation in 2008.
“This 100 GWh milestone reflects our commitment to service delivery and investments in advanced control and monitoring technologies,” said Mark Culpepper, CTO at SunEdison. “As the country increases investment in renewable energy, the solar industry must show results in a meaningful, transparent way.”