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Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County, California

Client Objectives: 

The County of Santa Clara is committed to “Keeping the Earth Green”. Clean, renewable and affordable alternative energy is a critical part of their sustainability mission.

  • As a responsible member of the community, Santa Clara County strives to be the industry leader in sustainability
  • Lower carbon footprint to become a more environmentally friendly county while serving residents at the highest level
  • Cost savings and predictability vs. grid-supplied electricity
Our Solution: 

 AEDG teamed with Bloomenergy and SPG Solar to deliver a combined Bloom Energy

Server Fuel Cell and Solar PV solution. AEDG and SCC executed a 20-year PPA
incorporating both energy technologies and 14 County-owned sites.

  • Fuel Cell Description: 2.6 MWs of Bloom Energy Servers at multiple sites
  • Annual Production: 24,500,000 kWh’s
  • Solar System Description: 2.54 MW Solar PV systems at multiple sites
  • Annual Production: 3,800,000 kWh’s
  • Financing: Private financing including Tax Equity, Sponsor Equity and Debt
  • Investment Tax Credit & MACRS Depreciation and State of CA SGIP & CSI incentives.
  • Sustainability: Reduction of 208 million lbs. of CO2 vs. grid over 20 years.
  • Community / Educational Benefits:
  • Funding / granting of 10 wishes for eligible children with life-threatening illnesses via “Watts-for-Wishes” /Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Creation of County “Community Center for Renewable Energy”, including awareness & training for SCC residents
  • Cost Savings: 20-year total net electricity savings for SCC: $15,730,000+

By unanimous approval, the Board of Supervisors of The County of Santa Clara approves the PPA contract with Developer AEDG.

The Board of Supervisors, County of Santa Clara

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