SunEdison commences construction on the 156 megawatt Comanche Solar project, situated southeast of Pueblo, Colorado. The project uses photovoltaic technology and is equipped with single axis trackers, in order to accurately follow the sun for optimization purposes. It is expected to produce about 300 GWh of energy annually.
The Comanche Solar project demonstrates SunEdison’s ability to deliver renewable energy at a price competitive with conventional resources. In addition, the Comanche Solar project will be financed through SunEdison’s US$1.5 billion non-recourse, First Reserve Warehouse. This facility is designed to expand as projects move into construction without incremental equity contributions by SunEdison.
Construction on the site will be managed by Broomfield-based, Renewable Energy Systems Americas. RES CEO:
Colorado has demonstrated a commitment to remain a leader in renewable energy. The Comanche Solar project will be RES’ second large scale renewable energy project in this state and our sixth cooperative project with SunEdison.