in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

comments: 0

SolarCity and Lend Lease will provide solar energy to more than 850 U.S. military residences at Lend Lease-managed Air Force communities in California and Colorado - the Tierra Vista at the Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB), and the Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, both of which are in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The projects are part of SolarCity's SolarStrong program, which aims to provide solar power for up to 120,000 U.S. military homes.

For the Los Angeles project, SolarCity will engineer, install and maintain the solar systems at all three AFB locations. The more than 18,000 solar panels used for the project are expected to offset between 30% and 60% of the electricity typically used in each community, according to SolarCity.

Lend Lease projects also include the two large solar communities in the country at Soaring Heights Communities at the Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona and Island Palms Communities at Army Housing in Oahu, Hawaii, as well as a solar thermal project at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and homes on a military installation at Fort Campbell, Ky.

In addition, Lend Lease and SolarCity have carried out large-scale solar projects at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii.


SolarEnergyTradeShow_id1384

Surrette_id1386
Latest Top Stories

N.Y. Creates Database Of 10K Solar Projects Under Its PV Initiative Programs

The New York State Energy Development Authority hopes its online database, providing details on thousands of photovoltaic projects deployed over the last 10 years, will be a resource for future solar development.


Fees For DG Solar Fire Up Advocates And Utilities In Utah And Massachusetts

Regulatory hearings in Utah and legislative wrangles in Massachusetts are two of the latest examples of the transformative effect distributed generation (DG) solar is having on the U.S. electric power industry.


Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares for its listening sessions on its Clean Power Plan for existing power plants next week, a new report ranks the cleantech performance of nation’s largest electric utilities.


Solar Sector Fears WTO Ruling Against Tariffs Won't Save The U.S. From Itself

Although the WTO says U.S. anti-dumping tariffs levied on Chinese PV manufacturers are improper, few expect the ruling to prevent a rise in module prices.


Xcel Energy Offers Solar*Rewards 'Bridge' For Colorado Solar Installations

As an incentive for the continued development of customer-sited solar, Public Service Co. of Colorado has agreed to advance capacity for its popular Solar*Rewards program.

Lufft_id
S&C Electric_id1352
SnakeTray_id1373
PVcobra_id1394
WIP_id1320