Ameresco Begins Operations at Military Base Solar Energy Facility

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Ameresco Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) helped complete an 18.6-MW solar energy facility at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Army installation in Maryland.

The project uses 59,994 solar panels installed across 67 acres of land throughout Area B at Fort Detrick. It is designed to serve about 12 percent of the Army base’s annual electric load requirements. Ameresco designed, built, owns and operates and will maintain the solar facility and Fort Detrick will purchase the renewable energy output through a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Fort Detrick is a pilot net-zero installation with a goal of being net-zero energy by 2020.

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