The Army to get 90 MW of solar for less than fossil fuels
Georgia Power is going to build three 30-megawatt PV solar installations for the US Army at a very low cost. The company will build installations for three locations. The projects will be operational by the end of 2016.
Not only is the solar energy better for the environment, but it is also more cost effective. The projects would cost the Army the same or less compared to other energy sources.
The Department of Defense has an annual $20 billion energy budget and is the single largest consumer of energy in the world. Many projects and initiatives have been already implemented for the US military. For example, the Air Force has 38 megawatts of solar capacity in 24 states.