• Army Completes First Award under Renewable Energy MATOC

    Army Completes First Award under Renewable Energy MATOC0

    The Army on Thursday awarded a contract to SunPower Corp. to build a solar plant at Redstone Arsenal outside of Huntsville, Ala., expected to generate 18,000 megawatt hours of energy annually. The project marks the first power purchase agreement solicited through the $7 billion renewable energy multiple award task order contract awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, in 2013. The project includes a 27-year renewable energy services agreement and lease with SunPower. The Army initially selected SunPower for the contract on Dec. 4, 2014 …

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  • Balfour Beatty, SolarCity Complete Rooftop Solar Installations at Five Navy Facilities

    Balfour Beatty, SolarCity Complete Rooftop Solar Installations at Five Navy Facilities0

    Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity have completed more than 1,300 rooftop solar installations at Navy installations in the Northeast, adding more than 7.5 megawatts of solar power generation capacity to five privatized housing projects — Mitchell Field, East Meadow, N.Y.; Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn.; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Lakehurst, N.J.; Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and Naval Station Newport, R.I. This effort builds on the 13.3 megawatts of rooftop solar that Balfour Beatty and SolarCity partnered to develop across residential neighborhoods at Fort Bliss, Texas. Under the initiative, SolarCity builds and maintains the solar panels, and Balfour Beatty purchases the power they produce at a discount to local utility rates, generating savings for the overall project …

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  • Hybrid Wind-Solar Project to Supply 40 Percent of Ft. Hood’s Energy Needs

    Hybrid Wind-Solar Project to Supply 40 Percent of Ft. Hood’s Energy Needs0

    Army officials cited the estimated cost savings and greater reliance on green energy as two major plusses in celebrating the 65-megawatt, hybrid, renewable energy project that broke ground at Fort Hood Thursday. “There are a lot of firsts here. It’s the first hybrid project, wind and solar, in the Army; it’s the first to combine onsite and offsite energy; and it is the largest,” said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment. “As was said, everything is bigger in the state of Texas, so right now Texas has the distinction of contributing the most to renewable energy in the Army.” The effort will feature a 15.4-megawatt (alternating current) photovoltaic solar plant at Fort Hood and 50.4 megawatts of wind energy from Apex Clean Energy’s Cotton Plains wind energy project on the Texas Panhandle …

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