07 Sep '13, 3pm

The US Army recruits 22 solar firms under $7 billion renewables program: #usArmy #solar #solarpower

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., has selected 22 solar technology contractors to receive Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) under the solar portion of its $7 billion program to create renewable energy generation capabilities at Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The awards do not cover specific projects but grant the named contractors the right to bid on solar projects as they arise. In issuing the awards, the Huntsville Center is acting in concert with the Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) as part of the Army's Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DOD Installations effort announced in August 2012. The program is granting MATOC awards in four batches, of which solar is the second. A geothermal MATOC was awarded May 3. Still to come are awards for wind and biomass contractors, whic...

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