Kyocera Solar Inc. and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) have completed a 1.4 MW solar electric system on the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego, Calif.
The installation comprises 6,300 KD235 modules produced locally at Kyocera's San Diego facility. Through a partnership with AEE Solar, San Diego-based integrator Synergy Electric Co. installed the system. Global engineering firm AECOM led the design of the project, including geotechnical, civil and photovoltaic system design.
The ground-mounted system feeds Camp Pendleton's electric grid and is expected to produce about 2,400 MWh annually. NAVFAC anticipates the renewable energy conversion will save the Marine Corps $336,000 annually in electricity costs and more than triple its previous solar energy capacity.
SOURCE: Kyocera Solar