Suniva Inc. says its Optimus solar modules are now powering the Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer.
The Suniva panels were procured from AEE Solar by general contractor L.D. Dosca and installed by Four Elements Energy Inc. The power produced will offset about 6% of the National Guard's energy consumption.
Suniva says Fort Custer installed the 257.4 kW ground-mounted system as part of President Obama's executive order for military installations to generate 25% of their electrical power from renewable sources by 2025.
‘The Michigan National Guard is excited to bring this renewable energy project online – the first of many on our path to energy security and self-sufficiency," says Brigadier General Michael A. Stone of the Michigan Army National Guard.
Discussions to build a second phase are under way, says Suniva.