• Utility Completes Second Array at a Georgia Military Base

    Utility Completes Second Array at a Georgia Military Base0

    Leaders from the Navy, Georgia Power and the Georgia Public Service Commission on Monday celebrated the opening of a $75 million, 30-megawatt solar array at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Now operational, this 254-acre solar farm contains approximately 133,000 solar photovoltaic panels and is delivering energy to the installation and the surrounding community at

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  • Navy Close to Deal to Develop Solar Array at NAS Jacksonville

    Navy Close to Deal to Develop Solar Array at NAS Jacksonville0

    The Navy expects to complete a deal shortly with a utility to build a solar farm on 50 acres at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. The project is estimated to generate 5 megawatts of electricity that would be delivered to the commercial grid, reported WOKV. An environmental assessment determined the project would not have a significant impact. “The solar project would benefit both the local community and the Navy, bringing renewable energy to the area and energy security with it being on Navy property,” Sue Brink, a spokeswoman for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, told the radio station. The secretary of the Navy set a goal for the service’s shore-based operations to acquire one-half of their electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020. After surpassing the secretary’s goal of bringing one gigawatt of renewable energy into procurement by the end of 2015, the Navy now is exploring the latest advances such as battery storage, electrification, fuel cells and microgrids to further enhance its energy security, operational capability, strategic flexibility and resource availability.

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  • Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. Sign Lease for 28MW Solar Facility at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. Sign Lease for 28MW Solar Facility at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam0

    Officials from the Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. and Hawaii held a lease-signing ceremony Thursday for a 28-megawatt direct current solar facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) in Honolulu. Hawaiian Electric will build, own and operate the solar facility at the joint base. In exchange for the land needed for the project, JBPHH will receive in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned base infrastructure, reported Navy Public Affairs. The energy generated by the solar facility will feed into the island’s electric grid and will serve all customers on Oahu, including JBPHH …

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  • Army, Alabama Power Break Ground on Solar Array at Ft. Rucker

    Army, Alabama Power Break Ground on Solar Array at Ft. Rucker0

    Officials from the Army and Alabama Power held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a 10-megawatt solar array at Fort Rucker. The 10-megawatt project is located on about 90 acres of land at the post in southeast Alabama and is scheduled to be operational later this year. The photovoltaic solar plant is expected to generate enough energy to power about 1,600 homes annually …

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  • Utility to Build 10MW Solar Array at Ft. Rucker

    Utility to Build 10MW Solar Array at Ft. Rucker0

    Alabama Power will develop a 10-megawatt alternating current solar project on a 90-acre parcel at Fort Rucker in southeast Alabama, the Army announced last month. The Army and Alabama Power will enter into a 30-year easement for the property. Fort Rucker will continue to procure power from the utility through an existing General Services Administration area-wide contract. Energy generated by the project will be delivered to the grid as part of Alabama Power’s wholesale portfolio, according to a press release. The facility, which the utility will own and operate, will generate enough solar energy to power about 1,600 homes per year. The project is expected to be operational before the end of the year …

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  • Officials Break Ground on Solar Plant at Alabama Depot

    Officials Break Ground on Solar Plant at Alabama Depot0

    Officials from Alabama Power, the Army and other federal agencies celebrated a groundbreaking Thursday on a 10-megawatt alternating current solar farm at Anniston Army Depot in northeastern Alabama. The photovoltaic solar generating plant, which will be located on about 90 acres of land at the depot, is scheduled to be operational later this year. Alabama Power will develop, construct and operate the facility, and the energy generated by the project will flow back into the grid. The utility will retain the renewable energy credits from the project, according to a press release. The depot will continue to procure power from the utility through an existing General Services Administration area-wide contract. The project is a collaboration involving the Army Office of Energy Initiatives, the depot, the Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, GSA and the utility. The company shortly will break ground on a 10-megawatt solar project at Fort Rucker, in southeast Alabama. The post similarly will continue to purchase electricity from Alabama Power through an existing service contract.

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