SunEdison Improves Opportunities for At-Risk Schoolgirls in Dominican Republic

SunEdison Improves Opportunities for At-Risk Schoolgirls in Dominican Republic

Endeavor Supports United Nation's Initiative to Eradicate Energy Poverty

PR Newswire

BELMONT, Calif. and CABARETE, Dominican Republic, April 25, 2014

BELMONT, Calif. and CABARETE, Dominican Republic, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/
--SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), a leading provider of solar energy solutions and
services, today dedicated a new solar power plant to the Mariposa Center for
Girls in the Dominican Republic. The new plant provides reliable energy for
the center which serves at-risk schoolgirls in support of the UN's goals to
increase energy access for all.

"We believe reliable energy is the foundation of sustainable development for
all communities," Steve O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief strategy
officer for SunEdison said. "Electricity facilitates education, the delivery
of healthcare services, and economic growth. We are proud to support the UN's
Sustainable Energy for All initiative in this and future endeavors to ensure
all people have access to clean, affordable energy."

The Mariposa Center for Girls is a non-profit foundation that works with
at-risk schoolgirls, aged 8-18, to teach leadership skills and improve their
prospects for the future. Currently the Center offers health and wellness
care, academic tutoring, library and computer access, job and life skills
training, and sports to the 100 schoolgirls in the Center.

"SunEdison's support of the Mariposa Center hasn't just electrified a
facility, it's helping to energize opportunity for at-risk schoolgirls," said
Richenda Van Leeuwen, executive director for Energy Access at the United
Nations Foundation. "Providing energy for schools helps support education,
enabling students to study at night, and supports better health and economic
opportunities for women. This commitment by SunEdison is a great example of
the work that can be done to support the United Nation's Sustainable Energy
for All initiative, especially in 2014, the first year of the UN Decade of
Sustainable Energy for All which has a special focus on the links between
energy, women and health."

Until now the lack of reliable electricity has hindered the Center's efforts
to improve quality of life for the schoolgirls. SunEdison donated $10,000 in
cash plus an in-kind donation of equipment to the Center. Through this
donation, Mariposa Center for Girls received a 9.9 kW solar system. Local
workers received on-the-job training and installed the system.

Richard Hansen, a pioneer in bringing solar energy to the Dominican Republic
and advisor on this project, is connecting organizations to provide energy
access to underserved communities: "Matching SunEdison to help the Mariposa
Center for Girls was a natural fit," said Hansen. "Having access to reliable
and sustainable electricity will improve their quality of life. The Center
and the girls will benefit from this program for years to come."

"This project is not only an extension of our Eradication of Darkness program,
but part of our ongoing effort to improve opportunities for women in the solar
industry," O'Rourke said. "In addition to the solar power plant we've donated
solar equipment for use in education programs. We are privileged to help
these young women succeed. "

About SunEdison

SunEdison is a global leader in semiconductor and solar technology.
SunEdison's semiconductor business has been a pioneer in the design and
development of silicon wafer technologies for over 50 years. With R&D and
manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, SunEdison enables the
next generation of high performance semiconductor devices. SunEdison's solar
business develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants,
delivering predictably priced solar energy and services for its commercial,
government and utility customers. SunEdison's common stock is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SUNE." To learn more visit

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