|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:06:23 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station (CA) breaks ground on solar farm|
Navy Solar Farm Construction Underway By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Cassatt Navy Compass January 20, 2012CHINA LAKE, Calif. (NNS) -- The Navy made another leap into renewable energy integration Jan. 18 with groundbreaking on a new 118 acre solar farm in China Lake, Calif.
Construction of a SunPower Corporation 13.78 megawatt solar photovoltaic power system officially got underway at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake following a mid-morning ceremony at the sprawling weapons development base.
...The solar farm integration, which is made possible through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), will allow the Navy to buy electricity below the retail utility rate and reduce costs by an estimated $13 million over the next 20 years.
The PPA involves no initial out-of-pocket expenses for the Navy and will provide increased energy independence and reliable, emission- free solar power to NAWS China Lake beginning at the end of this year.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.navycompass.com/top-stories/navy-solar-farm-construction- underway.aspx
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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