The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected the team of ACCIONA Solar Power and the Clark Energy Group to develop a large-scale solar energy project at the Fort Irwin military complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California.
The base is the U.S. Army's largest training ground and also houses NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications center. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Department of the Army, Fort Irwin and the joint venture created by ACCIONA Solar Power and Clark during a kick-off meeting celebrated at Fort Irwin.
The project's first phase will consist of five sites that total 500 MW, and total output cold be increased to 1,000 MW at a later stage. The project will use both concentrating solar power and photovoltaic technology. It is the U.S. Department of Defense's largest solar project to date, according to ACCIONA.
SOURCE: ACCIONA Solar Power