SoCore Energy acquires interests in 22 community solar gardens in Minnesota from SunEdison

Written By: Stratton Report
September 26, 2016

On September 26, SoCore Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International, announced it will acquire equity interests in 22 community solar garden development projects in Minnesota as part of the SunEdison bankruptcy proceedings. The acquisition of these equity interests was approved with an order from the US Bankruptcy Court in New York, for a total price of up to $79.8 million if all projects are completed.

Per SoCore, these projects will provide up to 140 MW of solar generated power. Several of these new projects acquired from SunEdison will commence construction as early as the fourth quarter of 2016. SoCore is targeting completion of all project development and construction in 2017 using third-party tax equity and debt financing.

Robert Scheuermann, president of SoCore Energy noted:

“We are excited to incorporate these high-quality projects into our development portfolio of assets in Minnesota. These new solar projects will help to strengthen and accelerate our ability to supply clean, reliable and cost competitive renewable energy to our customers in the state. SoCore has the capabilities and track record to deliver these projects and meet the needs of our customers in Minnesota. We work with many customers, partners and stakeholders to deliver solar projects across the United States and are honored to continue to expand our capacity in Minnesota.”

SoCore has existing solar installations in Minnesota for commercial customers and is developing several other solar projects to serve those customers, as well as electric cooperatives in the state.