Highlights / Key Facts
- The project, known as the Mount Signal Solar II project, will be located in the territory of
San Diego Gas & Electricnear Calexico, California, and just north of the United States- Mexicoborder. Construction of the 150 MWAC total capacity solar farm is expected to begin in 2015 and achieve commercial operation in the second half of 2016.
- The Mount Signal Solar II project is expected to generate 300,000 MWh per year to offset
Equinix'selectrical consumption. The project will effectively reduce Equinix'scarbon footprint by over 180 million lbs of CO2 annually – the equivalent of taking 18,000 passenger cars off of U.S. roads each year . Equinixwill also receive Green-e certified renewable energy certificates from SunEdisonto bridge the approximately 12 months from contract execution to project completion.
- Earlier this year
Equinixannounced its commitment to 100 percent clean and renewable energy for its entire global footprint of 105 data centers located in 33 markets. Through ongoing development of partnerships Equinixcontinues to deploy innovative new technologies to make this commitment a reality. Most recently it deployed a 342 kWp PV solar system at its SG3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Singaporeand is in the process of installing a 1MW fuel cell system, fueled by bio-gas, at its Silicon Valley(SV5) data center. Equinixalso announced today that it has signed on to the World Resources Institute(WRI) and World Wildlife Fund(WWF) Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles, which are used to advocate for easier access to, cost competitiveness of, and increased grid use of renewable energy sources.
Equinixhas joined the Rocky Mountain Institute'sBusiness Renewables Center (BRC) which is a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement. SunEdisonis a founding project developer member of the BRC.
Paul Gaynor, executive vice president, SunEdison EMEA and Americas:
"The Mount Signal Solar project is another demonstration of
Herve Touati, managing director, Rocky Mountain Institute:
Karl Strohmeyer, president, Equinix Americas:
Equinixto install Bloom Energy Fuel Cells at Silicon Valley Data Center[press release]
- Living By Our Principles and a Commitment to 100% Renewable Energy Use [blog]
Greenpeace's2015 Click Green Report [third-party report]
SunEdison is the largest global renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the world. The company develops, finances, installs, owns and operates renewable power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world's largest renewable energy asset managers and provides customers with asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services. Corporate headquarters are in the United States with additional offices and technology manufacturing around the world. SunEdison's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SUNE." To learn more, visit www.sunedison.com.
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