Under the deal, SunEdison will develop the projects that can supply 2.5MW of solar power to the city.

The company has included facilities in the call right list of TerraForm Power, a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants.

SunEdison North America distributed generation general manager and senior vice president Rafael Dobrzynski said: "The City has a compelling vision for a sustainable economy, and with solar they can save money, save water, and cut down on pollution.

"And with a SunEdison fixed-price power purchase agreement, they can lock in energy savings without a penny up-front."

Long Beach is expecting around $60,000 savings in the first year from the facilities, in addition to curbing 3,249 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Earlier, SunEdison developed solar facilities at other California municipalities, including San Jose and Huntington Beach.

SunEdison Services will involve in the operation and maintenance of the solar power plants being developed by the company. It offers round the clock asset management, monitoring and reporting services.