SunEdison, the solar development division of MEMC Electronic Materials, announced a joint venture Tuesday that is authorized to spend as much as $1.5 billion on energy projects.
SunEdison has more than 350 solar electric power plants constructed and under management. First Reserve Corp., the other side of the partnership, has $20 billion under management.
The two will commit $167 million initially and could scale the joint venture up to $1.5 billion worth of projects developed by SunEdison.
Projects will be pursued in the U.S., Italy, Spain and Canada. Once constructed, they will be operated and managed by SunEdison.