Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) have marked the start of construction on a 31 MW AC solar project at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. This represents the fifth large-scale solar project to be built, owned and operated by Georgia Power on Georgia military bases.
“This project will generate solar energy as part of a diverse generation mix while providing security for the base and a positive economic impact in the local community,” says Kenny Coleman, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power. “The projects we are developing on our state’s military bases are great examples of renewable energy growth being driven by collaboration and innovative partnerships.”
Spanning 150 acres on the MCLB Albany base, the solar facility will utilize approximately 138,000 ground-mounted PV panels to deliver energy to the state’s electric grid. The site is expected to come online within a year and will enable the DON to meet critical energy and security goals.
“It is these partnerships that have yielded such high value for the Department of the Navy, our installations and the surrounding communities,” says Honorable Dennis V. McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment. “As we begin to tighten our focus on energy resiliency, these projects will be the foundation of energy security on our bases.”