29 Jul '14, 2am

#USNavy installs 10 rooftop + 4 ground mount PV systems with 17MW capacity. Story from @ConorRyan_93

The arrays will generate around 17MW of combined energy. Image: US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has given a contract to Pacific Energy Solutions LLC for a procurement of energy generated from multiple renewable-energy projects. Pacific Energy Solutions will design, build, own, operate and maintain the PV arrays, which will provide energy to both Navy and Marine Corps bases in Oahu, Hawaii. The total amount of energy generated from the arrays is expected to be around 17MW. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, said: "This is a large project with 10 roof top photovoltaic systems and four ground-based or elevated systems, built on three different bases. In the first year alone we expect that these systems will save the taxpayers US$1.6 million. That's the equivalent of the electricity th...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/us_navy_awards_contract_for_p...

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