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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Solar Array to Light up Fort Hood Neighborhood

  • November 6, 2011
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The owner of the Liberty Village neighborhood at Fort Hood, Texas, broke ground last week on a 3,000-panel solar field.

Universal Services Fort Hood is spending $3 million to install the panels on a four-acre plot. The project is expected to generate 1 million kilowatt hours, or about 20 percent of the energy needed to power the 300 two-bedroom, single-family homes. It is scheduled to be completed next March.

The panels will be manufactured in the United States, said Richard Bischoff, president of Universal Services. The company operated the Section 801 housing project for 20 years before it was converted to the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative in 2008.

Read the story from KCEN-TV.

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