27 March 2012
Leadership of the US Army’s base at Fort Hood along with Universal Services Fort Hood (USFH), Axium Solar and Schott Solar PV today announced the activation of a 684kW photovoltaic system at the base’s Liberty Village Military Housing.
The 3,000 Schott Solar PV panels were installed as part of the Army’s nationwide residential community initiative and at no cost to the military. The 4-acre ground-mount solar energy system will generate an estimated 1,000,000, kWh of energy annually, which is roughly 20% of the energy consumed in the 300 homes at Liberty Village.
USFH financed the $3 million project, and will own, operate and maintain the system.
Axium, a woman-owned solar EPC (Engineer, Procure, Construct) firm executed the four-month project to install the solar energy system.
The Department of Defense objective is to use 25% renewable energy to power its installations by 2025.