The General Services Administration, U.S. Army, E.ON Climate & Renewables and Tucson Electric Power are collaborating on a renewable energy project to construct a solar photovoltaic system to power Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
GSA said Friday the installation will cover 155 acres of land and work to generate more than 18 megawatts to provide nearly 25 percent of the Arizona military base’s power,
The Army wants the base to run off the grid when needed, GSA said.
Under a GSA public utility contract, TEP will be responsible for the system’s funding, management, maintenance and operations and E.ON will oversee design, engineering, procurement and construction work.
The team aims to have the PV system operational by this fall, GSA said.