Operating under the name of SolarStrong, is the project of the SolarCity five-year plan on military bases across the country more than $1 billion of solar projects for approximately 120,000 homes to create the largest stage. 2011 Launched, the project SolarStrong has announced similar projects in joint base Pearl Harbor-Hickman in Hawaii, Los Angeles Air Force base in California and Schriever and Peterson Air Force Bases in Colorado. The SolarStrong project was through the funding of Merrill Lynch received possible in the first place by the Bank of America.
As the largest single market for energy consumers in the United States, the Department of Defense takes preventive measures for the reduction of energy. It's called Fort Bliss as a "net zero installation" and pointed out that eventually the army energy directly proportional to the amount generated base that uses it. Sent to maximize the reuse of water and the complete elimination of waste in landfill sites will see the end result.
"We are closer to move to reduce our carbon footprint, and always completely self-sufficient in energy, our goal to achieve", said Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss. PITTARD also showed that the army has established 2018 as the desired period for this purpose.
Balfour Beatty communities, which privatized military House at Fort Bliss and WSMR manages, contacted SolarCity in an effort to its network meet the Department of Defense to help zero energy goals. Military housing, 20 percent of the energy in the most military installations represents, was moving installation of solar panels on the majority of the base housing a obvious tactical step, which benefit not only houses, but the entire installation.
According to Maureen Omrod, corporate communications director at Balfour Beatty capital group are compiled from the installed solar panels combined energy and electricity consumption in the entire installation used to compensate. "Whistles then the technology again in the homes regularly is not," said Omrod. "Instead it is used as an alternative source for the entire energy demand of the entire system."
Expected start of construction will be in January of 2013?? SolarCity currently setting for 100 positions for electrical installation and maintenance, all directly to the project be bound. At the end of the project is Fort Bliss/White Sands generate more than 21 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable energies of more than 50,000 solar panels, and is responsible for the allocation of more than 25 percent of the power consumption of the affected military housing communities.
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