Borrego Solar Systems Inc. today announced that Southern California Edison (SCE) has agreed to buy nearly 10MW of solar PV capacity from rooftop Wholesale Distributed Generation (WDG) projects that Borrego Solar will build. SCE has signed five 20-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to buy the energy from the projects.
The systems will be located on industrial warehouse buildings in Southern California. Borrego Solar will complete the development of the portfolio and do the Engineering, Procurement and Construction.
"Covering the rooftops of large industrial warehouses with solar is a great utilization of space, environmental resources, and plays into the distributed benefits of photovoltaics" said Brian von Moos, vice president of utility project development at Borrego Solar. "Instead of disturbing pristine land to build new power sources, we can make use of vast amounts of rooftop space where we don't have to worry about further impacting the environment to deliver clean renewable energy directly where it's consumed. I only wish more utilities would follow SCE's lead in pursing these types of projects."
Once fully operational, the Borrego Solar portfolio will generate enough energy to power approximately 3,672 homes and offset 17,584 tons of carbon annually, which is the equivalent of taking 3,702 cars off the road for a year.