EDF unit wins USD-10.5m case against New York county - report
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EDF Renewable Development has been awarded USD 10.5 million (EUR 9.9m) in damages and interest in a case against New York's Suffolk County, Long Island Business News reported.
The company took Suffolk County to court over a breach of contract concerning the installation of solar carports at parking lots. Under the agreement, EDF Renewable Development had to install carports at seven sites but in 2012 the county decided it would not proceed with the installation at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road station.
On November 17, a magistrate judge in the Eastern District Court of New York ruled in favour of the company. The ruling calls for the county to pay USD 7.4 million to EDF Renewable Development to compensate it for the solar panels it bought and about USD 2.3 million as a compensation for its spending on the carport foundations.
The company ordered solar panels for the whole project at once to secure economies of scale.
The county hopes to appeal, according to the report.