The Oregon Convention Center has selected SunEdison to build a solar rooftop power system that’s projected to fill 12 percent of the building’s energy demand when completed in spring 2010.
The rooftop solar array will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest, the convention center says.
The Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, which operates the venue on behalf of the Metro regional government, approved SunEdison’s selection today.
Under a solar power services agreement, SunEdison will finance, construct, and operate the system. The commission agreed to purchase the electricity at fixed prices equal to or below current retail rates.
Sanyo Energy’s Salem-based plant will supply the silicon ingots and wafers for the solar modules, the convention center said.
Scott Learn, The Oregonian – http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/oregon_convention_center_opts.html