The U.S. Army's base at Fort Hood, Texas, has activated a 684 kW photovoltaic system at the base's Liberty Village Military Housing facility. Axium Solar and SCHOTT Solar PV partnered with the base's leadership on the project.
The four-acre ground-mount solar energy system will generate an estimated 1 GWh of energy annually, which is roughly 20% of the energy consumed in the 300 homes at Liberty Village, according to SCHOTT Solar. Universal Services Fort Hood, the operator of the housing village, financed the $3 million project and will own, operate and maintain the system.
Axium, a solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, executed the four-month project to install the solar energy system. SCHOTT provided the modules.
The Department of Defense's objective is to use 25% renewable energy to power its installations by 2025.