Military housing developer and builder Actus Lend Lease, along with FLS Energy, plans to develop a solar thermal project at Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Camp Lejeune, the public-private partnership between Actus Lend Lease and the Department of the Navy.
Upon completion, it will be the largest producer of solar thermal power among all other residential communities in the continental U.S. and the largest project of its type on a U.S. Marine Corps Base, according to the companies.
The solar project at Camp Lejeune is projected to provide 75% of the energy demand for 900 new and existing residences in the Camp Lejeune community. Installation of the solar thermal systems began in November 2009, and all are expected to be operational in December 2010.
Each of the 900 selected homes will receive one solar energy system comprising one U.S. manufactured solar collector, system controls, piping and a solar hot water storage tank. The solar collectors used in the project are manufactured by Alternate Energy Technologies at their facilities in Jacksonville, Fla.