The Southeast’s largest floating photo voltaic plant will probably be producing energy quickly on the U.S. Military’s Fort Bragg in North Carolina after a utility power service contract with Duke Power and its prime contractor Ameresco.
The 1.1-megawatt photo voltaic facility is a part of a $36 million contract that centered on power resilience and safety at Fort Bragg, together with infrastructure modernization, lighting and water upgrades, heating, air flow and air-conditioning, and boiler system enhancements.
The floating photo voltaic system was constructed on the Huge Muddy Lake positioned at Camp Mackall. Fort Bragg will personal and function the photo voltaic system.
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“With this method, the biggest floating photo voltaic array within the Southeast, we can present power resiliency to Fort Bragg operations via sustainable assets,” stated Col. Scott Pence, garrison commander for Fort Bragg. “With this partnership, Fort Bragg not solely has renewable electrical energy, however power safety that will probably be essential with persevering with the set up’s mission throughout an influence outage.”
The floating photo voltaic set up is being paired with a 2-MW battery power storage system. The system will provide energy to Fort Bragg from the native grid and supply energy throughout electrical service outages.
Duke Power owns and operates greater than 40 photo voltaic amenities in North Carolina – one in every of which is a 13-MW facility on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County.