SunEdison, a solar energy services provider, and the City of Huntington Beach, California, have signed power purchase agreements pursuant to which SunEdison will deploy over 2MW of solar capacity at three Huntington Beach city properties.

SunEdison will finance, construct, monitor and maintain three carport canopy photovoltaic power plants at the Huntington Beach Civic Center, Central Library and City Yard.

In return, the city will buy the energy produced from the solar systems at predictable energy rates for 20 years.

SunEdison is expected to start construction in the spring of 2011, and once completed, the three deployments are expected to produce more than 63 million kWh of clean solar energy over 20 years, enough energy to power over 5,900 average US homes for one year.