30 Mar '12, 1pm

Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy

Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy

FORT HOOD, Texas (March 29, 2012) -- After a year of planning and construction, Fort Hood and Universal Services Fort Hood Inc. activated a solar field of nearly 3,000 photovoltaic panels. The four-acre solar field, near Liberty Village community, will generate one million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes. "We are taking the first step forward and realizing how we can be energy self-sufficient," Brig. Gen. Joseph DiSalvo, deputy commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, said. "This is impressive that 20 percent of the energy for Liberty Village will be provided at no cost with solar energy. We are planting a seed here that will get us on a gliding path to show other Department of Defense installations how to do this." Last March, Universal Services Fort Hood Inc., known as USFH, approached Fort Hood with plans of a solar field. The...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/76848/Fort_Hood_turns_on_sola...

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