28 Apr '14, 11pm

Tucson Electric Power to develop 18MW solar array for the US Army

A groundbreaking ceremony at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz., was held on Friday, April 25. According to Tucson Electric Power, the array is expected to come online later this year. At 18MW, it will provide enough power to satisfy one-quarter of the base's energy needs and is equivalent to the annual electric needs of approximately 3,100 homes. Under the terms of the partnership, Tucson Electric Power will own and operate the array, providing Fort Huachuca with grid reliability and a streamlined development process. The utility has contracted with E.ON Climate & Renewables, a partner on other successful solar projects, for the system's construction. "We're very proud to provide Fort Huachuca with a cost-effective solar power resource that will contribute to the base's long-term energy security," said David Hutchens, president and chief operating officer of Tucson Elec...

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