• Air Force EUL Leads to 20MW Solar Farm at Palmdale Site

    Air Force EUL Leads to 20MW Solar Farm at Palmdale Site0

    NRG Solar Oasis LLC is building a 20-megawatt solar array on Air Force-owned property at a government manufacturing plant in Palmdale, Calif., after the energy developer signed an enhanced use lease last month with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The 20-year deal allowed the partnership between NRG Energy and its subsidiary NRG Yield to install about 98,000 photovoltaic solar panels on 180 acres adjoining Air Force Plant 42; 160 acres of the project site are on Air Force-owned property, reported 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs. The solar plant will be among the largest single solar projects constructed on Air Force property …

  • Navy, Air Force Celebrate Start of Solar Projects at Three Florida Bases

    Navy, Air Force Celebrate Start of Solar Projects at Three Florida Bases0

    Officials from the Navy, Air Force and Gulf Power held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at Naval Air Station Pensacola to mark the start of construction of solar arrays at Pensacola and two other military facilities on the tip of the Florida Panhandle. The three solar farms will have about 1.5 million solar panels that can generate up to 120 megawatts of alternating current power, enough to power 18,000 homes on a sunny day, according to a joint press release. Gulf Power, a subsidiary of Georgia-based Southern Co., and its third-party developer, Coronal Development Services, will construct the three facilities …

  • Air Force, Utility Sign EUL for Solar Array at Eglin AFB

    Air Force, Utility Sign EUL for Solar Array at Eglin AFB0

    The Air Force has signed an enhanced use lease with Gulf Power Co. to develop a 30-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant on a 240-acre parcel at Eglin AFB, Fla. The deal, part of the Air Force Community Partnership and Energy Program initiative, allows the utility and its developer to construct, own, operate and maintain the solar array. In return for use of the land, Gulf Power will make infrastructure upgrades promoting renewable energy or energy conservation at the installation over the lifespan of the 37-year lease. The financial consideration is valued at $1 million …

  • Air Force Sticks with JLL for Real Estate Services Contract0

    JLL’s Public Institutions Group has won a five-year, $88 million contract for real estate portfolio advisory services for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s privatized projects, continuing the portfolio advisory support the firm has provided to the Air Force since 2001. Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, JLL will support housing privatization efforts, enhanced use leasing transactions, value-based transactions, real estate and environmental issues related to BRAC, and other real estate transactions and privatized programs. “We have had the honor of working with the Air Force to optimize its real estate assets, housing privatization and utilities privatization efforts across the U.S. for over 14 years,” said John Leineweber, managing director for JLL, who will oversee the Air Force Public Institutions team …

  • Port, Developers Pursue EUL at Cape Canaveral AFS0

    The Canaveral Port Authority is working with a development team to pursue an enhanced use lease for portions of the Middle Basin property at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in central Florida. The development team — the Renuart/Larkin Group and Mid Atlantic Railway Services — is proposing to lease up to 2,000 acres at the 17,000-acre facility, reported Florida Today. Some of the land would be used for a business park for office, industrial and warehouse space. About 500 acres of Air Force property north of the port’s channel would be used to expand the port’s cargo operations …

  • Host Communities Push Projects to Sustain Travis AFB0

    Officials from the communities that host Travis Air Force Base in northern California are considering several projects to support the installation. Under one proposal, Solano County would issue bonds to finance the construction of a civil engineering facility that would allow the base to consolidate more than 50 scattered engineering operations and buildings, reported the Daily Republic. A new facility would make the base more efficient and free up space needed for flight operations, said Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine, who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week with colleagues from Fairfield and the county to promote Travis on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon …