Redstone Arsenal Opens 10 MW Solar Project in the US

The project started its construction a year and a half ago. The panels stretch across 114 acres and will save an estimated $80,000 per year.

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Redstone Arsenal, a United States Army post welcomed its solar energy and battery storage project.

The project started its construction a year and a half ago. The panels stretch across 114 acres and will save an estimated $80,000 per year.

Their on-site solar panel fields generate about 10 megawatts of energy. They have enough energy to power more than 1,000 homes a year.

“Opening up another ten megawatts worth of power generation, coming to the Arsenal initially, but also it’s on the grid for the community to use if there’s a need,” said Redstone Arsenal Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas Holliday.

Officials say the project also enhances Redstone’s energy resilience by creating diversity in the energy supply.

The project was first an idea after the 2011 severe storms affected Redstone’s power supply for several days.

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Jordan Gillis said, “This is the kind of project that other installations will look at as an example of how to pair renewables with battery storage, so you’ve got the sustainability and the resilience in energy security that we’re looking for.”

Team Redstone says the addition will ensure resiliency after a disaster, natural or man-made.

 

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