Florida, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Lakeland Electric and SunEdison recently announced a public-private partnership to deploy 24 megawatts (MW) of solar. The program will be the largest utility-sponsored photovoltaic (PV) solar program per metered customer in the United States to date, averaging 214 watts per meter among Lakeland Electric’s approximately 112,000 customers.
Under the agreement, SunEdison will provide utility-scale solar energy services to Lakeland Electric. SunEdison will finance, build, own, operate, monitor and maintain photovoltaic solar energy systems for Lakeland Electric, which then avoids all upfront capital equipment costs.
The full 24 MW of solar capacity will include ground-mount and rooftop systems throughout Lakeland Electric’s service area.
“Lakeland Electric is taking a strong leadership position in the utility industry and showing how solar can be incorporated into electricity services. SunEdison is proud to be working with Lakeland Electric to meet their customers’ desire for clean solar electricity,” said Brian Jacolick, General Manager, Americas of SunEdison.