MORE SUN FOR THE ARMY
Fort Hood Activates 684 kW PV Installation
28 March 2012 (Solar Industry)
"The U.S. Army's base at Fort Hood, Texas, has activated a 684 kW photovoltaic system at the base's Liberty Village Military Housing facility. Axium Solar and SCHOTT Solar PV partnered with the base's leadership on the project.
"The four-acre ground-mount solar energy system will generate an estimated 1 GWh of energy annually, which is roughly 20% of the energy consumed in the 300 homes at Liberty Village…"
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"…Universal Services Fort Hood, the operator of the housing village, financed the $3 million project and will own, operate and maintain the system.
"Axium, a solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, executed the four-month project to install the solar energy system. SCHOTT provided the modules…[This contributes to the] Department of Defense…25% renewable energy by 2025 [goal]…"