28 Apr '14, 12pm

E.ON breaks ground on the largest solar PV plant at a U.S. military base at 14 MW-AC #solar

E.ON Climate & Renewables (Essen, Germany) has begun construction of a 14 MW-AC solar photovoltaic (PV) project at a U.S. Army base in the state of Arizona. When complete, the plant at Forth Huachuca will be the largest PV plant on a U.S. military installation, and will meet roughly one-quarter of the electricity needs of the base. Tucson Electric Power (TEP, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.) contracted with E.ON to provide construction management for the project, and will own and operate the plant when complete. The utility has been the energy service provider to the base for more than 70 years. “I have solar panels installed on the roof of my home, so I know firsthand the benefits of solar,” stated U.S. Congressman Ron Barber (D-Arizona) at the groundbreaking event. “When an organization as strong as the United States Army makes an investment like this, and brings together an innov...

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