Construction start for Navy on-site PV plant

A 30 MW AC on-site solar generation facility is being developed at the US Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) Kings Bay, located near St. Marys, Georgia in the USA.
Sub base

The fourth large-scale solar project with the military started by Georgia Power this year - three other 30 MW facilities are currently under construction at U.S. Army bases Fort Gordon, Fort Stewart and Fort Benning – the project is expected to occupy 258 acres on the base and utilize approximately 136,000 ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels. 

Expected to come online by the end of 2016, the SUBASE Kings Bay is estimated to cost some US$75 million.   

“Secure, reliable, resilient and affordable energy is critical for continuous operations," said Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment.  "Working with an innovator like Georgia Power enables the Department of the Navy to achieve its missions and energy efficiency goals."

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