Federal Government

Fort Hunter Liggett Phase 1 1 MW Solar Micro Grid

Jolon, California

Owner: USACE Dept. of the Army / Sacramento District

Project Description:

Robert A. Bothman has recently completed construction for an additional 1 MW Solar Grid project which supplies a large percentage of Fort Hunter Liggett's (FHL) current annual energy demand. FHL is one of the locations recently identified by the Army to be a pilot Net Zero Installation. As part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources, net zero installations will produce as much energy or water as they consume and eliminate solid waste to landfills. The Solar Micro Grid project is the 2nd project in the overall plan to embark on the journey to the Net Zero Energy goal and to become a center of environmental and energy excellence.

Learn More: Are you curious about how much energy is generated by these solar panels? How many tons of Co2 and how many gallons of gas are being saved right now?

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In the media: Published on Apr 11, 2013

Lead: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping Army installations "go green", actually producing the energy it consumes. This concept is called "Net Zero Energy"; and in this fiscally constrained environment, it is more important than ever. The Corps is also using green technology, which increases efficiency while lowering cost. Building green and being good stewards of taxpayer dollars are priorities for USACE. This next report shows how these priorities combine to build an installation of the future. John Prettyman reports. Additional Information: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the Army in reaching important energy security and sustainability goals. Reducing energy dependence, increasing energy efficiency and adopting renewable and alternative energy sources is one of USACE's top priorities. USACE Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, one of several pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020. Net zero means the installation will create as much energy as it uses, and reuse and recover all of its waste products. The district is nearing completion on the second of four solar microgrid projects at the installation. John Prettyman reports from California.

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