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Johnson Controls Showcases Award-winning Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling Solutions to Optimize Power Plant Performance

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-YCP-2020 wins Innovative Power Technology of the Year award

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls unveiled its range of Gas Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (GTIAC) solutions at Power Gen Asia — marking the first time a chiller manufacturer will offer complete, packaged and pre-packaged GTIAC solutions. GTIAC is widely recognized as the most effective method to increase power output of gas turbine driven power plants, ensuring peak performance in environments with high ambient temperature.

YCP 2020, the first pre-packaged, containerized gas turbine inlet air cooling solution in the market
YCP 2020, the first pre-packaged, containerized gas turbine inlet air cooling solution in the market

 

Among the range of Johnson Controls GTIAC solutions is the new YCP-2020, the first pre-packaged, containerized mechanical-based GTIAC solution in the market. The YCP-2020 is a cost-effective, flexible, compact self-contained system comprising YORK® chillers, chilled and condenser water pumps, electrical starters and proprietary Metasys® control system. The design is optimized to reduce parasitic power consumption; and its 20-foot standard shipping container sized modules minimize site space requirements, allowing flexibility in configuration and reducing project logistics costs significantly.

The YCP-2020 is the result of extensive market research with generating companies, utilities and gas turbine manufacturers on challenges power plants face. The YCP-2020 has been recognized with the Innovative Power Technology of the Year award at the Asian Power Awards 2015.

Stephen Green, director of business development and sales for GTIAC, Johnson Controls Asia, said, “We are delighted to receive this recognition for our new YCP-2020. It brings a paradigm shift in the cost of GTIAC system ownership and will greatly improve the economics of power augmentation for many power plant owners.”

The YCP-2020 is manufactured, assembled and tested at one of Johnson Controls’ largest factories located at Wuxi in China with a manufacturing capacity of 6,000 chillers per year.  The Wuxi facility operates to the company’s stringent global manufacturing and supply chain quality standards, the same ones behind the world’s most reliable industrial refrigeration brands, YORK®, Sabroe® and Frick® — each with more than 100 years of history. Johnson Controls’ chillers have been used in GTIAC applications for more than 20 years to optimize gas turbine performance in power plants worldwide. Johnson Controls has also been packaging process systems for exacting markets, such as oil and gas, process and petrochemicals for many years.

The company is now the only chiller manufacturer offering GTIAC expertise and packaging its own equipment into complete GTIAC solutions, supported by an extensive local OEM service network of over one hundred branches across Asia.

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015,Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow@johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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Source: Johnson Controls

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September 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Posted in Energy

CenturyLink adds hydro-electric-powered data center services in central Washington

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— New facility offers global enterprises low-cost power and high resiliency services ideal for cloud and disaster recovery solutions
MONROE, La., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the opening of a new data center in central Washington, adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to CenturyLink’s hybrid IT services portfolio. The facility offers global enterprises low power costs, and its high resiliency and geographic location make it ideal for cloud and disaster recovery solutions.

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The data center, located in Moses Lake, Washington, will ultimately support up to 30 megawatts of IT load on the site, with an initial ramp to 8 megawatts.

“CenturyLink’s new low-cost power data center services provide many benefits to our customers, including a highly resilient solution coupled with power costs and efficiency metrics that rank among the best in the industry, and the facility serves as an excellent disaster recovery location,” said David Meredith, senior vice president, CenturyLink. “Enterprises enjoy global access to CenturyLink’s portfolio of cloud and managed hybrid IT services, and we continue to extend the reach of our data center footprint to new markets to meet from the needs of our customers.”

CenturyLink’s commitment to environmental sustainability continues with the central Washington project. The facility’s electricity is supplied, in part, by hydroelectric generators powered by the nearby Columbia River. The central Washington climate also allows significant use of free-air cooling, driving some of the lowest power usage effectiveness (PUE) figures in the data center industry.

The central Washington facility offers on-site data center and network services, and includes access to cloud, colocation and managed services available through CenturyLink’s global data center footprint. The site also has a seismic rating of 2B, the lowest rating in the western United States, making it a key location for disaster recovery solutions.

“The central part of Washington state is one of the geographies in which I see substantial potential for further growth as a data center hub,” said Kelly Quinn, research manager with IDC. “Its potential stems from the area’s abundance of natural, power-generating resources, and its relative immunity from natural disasters. The location should help enable CenturyLink’s new data center to provide customers with the ability to achieve higher levels of density without incurring high power costs. It also may offer customers who are ‘green’ conscious the ability to work with a provider that can satisfy their data center needs with renewable energy sources.”

The property is owned by Server Farm Realty and leased to CenturyLink.

The launch of the central Washington data center comes shortly after CenturyLink announced the first deployment of Bloom Energy fuel cells to power a multi-tenant data center, located in southern California. CenturyLink also is the first company to pursue Management & Operations certification from the Uptime Institute at the global portfolio level.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Source: CenturyLink, Inc.

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May 14, 2015 at 11:35 am

Posted in Energy

Macalester College Goes 100% Solar And Saves Millions Of Dollars With SunEdison

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BELMONT, Calif., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota to offset 100% of the college’s electricity use with solar energy. Macalester College will save millions of dollars on electricity costs over the 25 year agreement by purchasing a share of output from SunEdison’s community solar gardens.

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The SunEdison community solar gardens program enables customers to receive a share of electricity output from a locally sited community solar system. Each month, the customer receives credits on their electricity bill – up to 120% of their electricity usage. At the end of the year, the customer will receive payment from the utility for any excess credits which have not been used.

“We’re excited to be working with Macalester College, one of the first colleges to participate in SunEdison’s community solar gardens program,” said Sam Youneszadeh, Managing Director of Distributed Generation Western USA at SunEdison. “Our solar garden program allows customers to enjoy the benefits of solar even when they are unable to install solar systems on their property. We expect to see more schools, colleges, and universities follow Macalester College’s lead and take advantage of the solar gardens program in the near future.”

“We are happy to partner with SunEdison and participate in the community solar gardens program,” said Macalester College Vice President for Finance and Administration David Wheaton. “Macalester has a long history of commitment to environmental and energy initiatives. This agreement furthers our campus sustainability goals and is a financially responsible initiative for Macalester. Given our projected consumption patterns and the expected rising trend in electricity rates over the period of the agreement, we believe that the savings over the term of the agreement could be in the millions of dollars. Those savings will begin as soon as the solar gardens are operational and will benefit both current and future students.”

SunEdison plans to begin construction of the community solar gardens in 2015 and begin commercial operation in 2016. This project is on the Call Right Projects List for TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. SunEdison anticipates offering this project to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

About SunEdison
SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar 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 asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit http://www.sunedison.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements, including: we believe that the savings over the term of the agreement could be in the millions of dollars; SunEdison plans to begin construction of the community solar gardens in 2015 and begin commercial operation in 2016 and SunEdison anticipates offering this project to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include changes in applicable regulatory requirements and incentives for production of solar power; and general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the industry, and other risks described in SunEdison’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent SunEdison’s judgment as of the date of this press release. SunEdison disclaim, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:TERP NYSE:SUNE

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April 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Education, Energy

SunEdison Breaks Ground On 22.6 MW Seven Sisters Solar Power Plants In Utah

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— Seven Solar Power Plants Will Generate Enough Electricity to Power Over 4000 Utah Homes
BELMONT, Calif., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the groundbreaking for the 22.6 megawatt (MW) DC Seven Sisters solar project in Southern Utah. The Seven Sisters are seven separate solar power plants, four of which are located in Beaver County and three in Iron County, Utah. Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp will purchase the electricity under seven separate 20-year power purchase agreements with SunEdison. These projects are on the Call Right Projects List for TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. SunEdison anticipates offering these projects to TerraForm Power for investment upon completion.

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“We are excited to be breaking ground today for the Seven Sisters solar project,” said Paul Gaynor, Executive Vice President of North America Utility and Global Wind at SunEdison. “These solar power plants will provide significant economic and environmental benefits for the people of Utah. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Beaver and Iron counties, Rocky Mountain Power, and the State of Utah.”

“We are pleased that the world’s largest renewable energy developer has chosen to build these clean energy power plants in Utah,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “These SunEdison projects will produce significant construction job opportunities and meaningful property tax enhancements in Iron and Beaver Counties, while helping resource diversification – both geographic and technological – underway in the West.”

“Iron County Economic Development is thrilled to be a partner in the Seven Sisters Solar Project,” said Danny Stewart, Iron County Economic Development Director. “The three Iron County sites will have a significant impact on the local economy through the creation of construction jobs and new property tax revenue from the power plants that will be shared by the county, water conservancy district and school district. Iron County looks forward to this collaboration and the continued efforts to advance clean energy development in Southern Utah.”

Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

About SunEdison

SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar 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 asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit http://www.sunedison.com.

About TerraForm Power

TerraForm Power is a renewable energy leader that is changing how energy is generated, distributed and owned. TerraForm Power creates value for its investors by owning and operating clean energy power plants. For more information about TerraForm Power, please visit: http://www.terraform.com

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and typically can be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “forecast,” “intend,” “project,” “target,” “plan,” “believe” and similar terms and expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions. Although SunEdison and TerraForm believe that their expectations and assumptions are reasonable, they can give no assurance that these expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the failure of counterparties to fulfill their obligations under offtake agreements; price fluctuations, termination provisions and buyout provisions in offtake agreements; and the other risks and uncertainties included in SunEdison and TerraForm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov. SunEdison and TerraForm undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:TERP NYSE:SUNE

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April 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

Posted in Energy

Launch of GWEC’s Global Wind Report: Emerging Markets Drive Global Wind Growth

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ISTANBUL, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.

“Wind power’s growth is increasingly driven by its competitive pricing, as well as because it enhances energy security, price stability and (especially in China) through the need to address the choking smog that is increasingly making major urban areas in the developing world unliveable,” said Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General.

“The need for clean, sustainable indigenous power sources to fuel economic growth throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America is increasingly being met through wind power, and this will continue for the foreseeable future.”

Looking ahead, GWEC expects the 2015 market to top 50 GW again in 2015, and reach 60 GW per year by 2018. Growth will continue to be led by China, which seems on track to meet its 200 GW well ahead of the government’s target of 2020; and the Indian market is expected to grow substantially in the years ahead. Latin America is becoming a strong regional market, led by Brazil, but with Mexico catching up quickly.

Africa installed nearly 1 GW in 2014 for the first time, and we expect it to pass that mark in 2015 and not look back. Led by South Africa, Egypt and Morocco, we look for a number of new markets to emerge in the coming years which will make Africa the fastest growing regional market, at least in percentage terms, in the coming years.

Europe is expected to remain relatively stable, and North America is the most difficult market to predict as policy vacuums loom in both the US and Canada in 2016 or thereafter.

“Looking ahead to the UN climate summit in Paris at the end of the year, we call on governments to wake up to the renewable energy revolution in the power sector, and set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” concluded Sawyer.

Download your copy of the report

NOTES TO THE EDITOR

About GWEC

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is the global trade association representing the wind industry. GWEC works at the highest international political level to create a better policy environment for wind power. GWEC’s mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as the answer to today’s energy challenges, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits. For more information: http://www.gwec.net.

About the Global Wind Report

GWEC’s Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update on the status of the global wind industry is the authoritative source of information on wind power markets around the world. The report gives a comprehensive snapshot of the global wind industry now present in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have more than 1,000 MW installed, and 11 with more than 5,000 MW. This years’ edition includes insights to the most important wind power markets worldwide, future trends with five-year projections out to 2019, a special focus chapter on Climate Bonds Initiative, overview of the current status of global offshore and much more.

Source: Global Wind Energy Council

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April 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Posted in Energy

SunEdison Purchases 1,000 Energy Storage Systems From Imergy To Bring Electricity To Villagers In Rural India

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— Imergy energy storage systems will help SunEdison bring reliable electricity to millions of people in rural India as part of its goal to help 20 million people by 2020
BELMONT, Calif., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it plans to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries (over 100 megawatt hours) from Imergy Power Systems, a leader in advanced energy storage solutions. The vanadium flow batteries will be used to store solar-generated electricity for SunEdison’s rural electrification and solar powered minigrid projects in India.

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“Energy storage is the perfect complement to solar powered minigrids because it enables us to provide dependable, 24/7 electricity,” said Ahmad Chatila, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison. “And Imergy’s technology is a great fit for rural electrification because their systems are high performance, low cost, ultra-durable and need very little maintenance.”

“Imergy is proud to be working with SunEdison to bring electricity to the under-served in rural India,” stated Bill Watkins, Chief Executive Officer of Imergy Power Systems. “Imergy’s storage systems are safe and sustainable, and provide the lowest cost and most reliable way to store energy for these minigrids.”

SunEdison will also increase its equity investment in Imergy. This strengthens the supply relationship between the two companies as SunEdison begins deployment of its extensive rural electrification program in India.

For more information on Imergy’s Vanadium Flow Storage Systems, please visit http://www.imergy.com/technology.

About SunEdison
SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the
way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar 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 asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit http://www.sunedison.com.

About Imergy Power Systems
Imergy Power Systems is a leader in stationary energy storage solutions using innovative flow battery technology. Its proven Energy Storage Platform (ESP) provides a total solution to reduce energy cost and optimize renewable power generation while improving overall power reliability. Imergy Power Systems is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA, with additional operations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The Company’s investors include venture capital firms NEA, Technology Partners, and Blue Run. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.imergy.com or follow us on Twitter.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.
Related stocks: NYSE:SUNE

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March 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Posted in Energy

SunEdison To Provide the People of Georgetown Texas with 150 Megawatts of Solar Power

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— Georgetown Utility Systems Becomes 100% Renewable Powered

PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it will construct new solar plants in West Texas to supply the City of Georgetown with 150 megawatts of solar power for 25-years. The SunEdison solar plants will be interconnected in 2016, and will provide over 9,500 gigawatt-hours of clean energy to Georgetown through 2041, enough to power more than 24,000 homes a year for 25 years. Upon completion, SunEdison expects to offer this project for investment to TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants. This project will create close to 800 jobs in Texas during construction.

“SunEdison is very excited to be working with Georgetown Utility Systems to provide their customers with 100% renewable, clean energy,” said Paul Gaynor, Executive Vice President of North America Utility and Global Wind at SunEdison. “Georgetown is an exceptional city, and by going 100% renewable they will cut down on pollution, save water, and enjoy stable energy prices. They’re able to accomplish all of this without spending a penny up front with SunEdison’s power purchase agreement. Georgetown is a model for other cities that hope to become powered by clean renewable energy.”

“When Georgetown Utility Systems opted to seek new sources of power in 2012, we were charged with a mission to secure the most cost effective energy that balanced risk and reward,” says Jim Briggs, interim city manager for the City and general manager for utilities. “Georgetown Utility Services isn’t required to buy solar or other renewables – we did so because it will save on electricity costs and decrease our water usage. This power purchase agreement makes Georgetown Utility Systems one of the largest municipal utilities in the nation to be 100% renewable powered. It also provides a hedge against future fuel and regulatory risks.”

The power purchase agreement is one of the largest solar agreements in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) jurisdiction, and represents the largest utility scale solar agreement that SunEdison has signed in Texas to date. SunEdison will construct the project and provide financing. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

About SunEdison

SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar 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 asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit http://www.sunedison.com.

About TerraForm

TerraForm is a renewable energy leader that is changing how energy is generated, distributed and owned. TerraForm creates value for its investors by owning and operating clean energy power plants. For more information about TerraForm, please visit: http://www.terraform.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements, including, SunEdison solar plants will be interconnected in 2016, and will provide over 9,500 gigawatt-hours of clean energy to Georgetown through 2041, enough to power more than 24,000 homes a year for 25 years; upon completion, SunEdison expects to offer this project for investment to TerraForm; this project will create close to 800 jobs in Texas during construction. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include changes in applicable regulatory requirements and incentives for production of solar power; and general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the industry, and other risks described in SunEdison’s and TerraForm’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent SunEdison’s and TerraForm’s judgment as of the date of this press release. SunEdison and TerraForm disclaim, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:TERP NYSE:SUNE
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March 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Energy