Commercial Install in Savannah, Georgia
This photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system in Savannah, Georgia is one of many solar projects designed and installed for the U.S. Department of Defense. The roof-mounted PV system is installed on the GA National Guard Hunter AASF building and will generate more than 132,000 kWh of power annually. The 403 PV solar modules are made by Suniva, another Georgia based company.
Install At A Glance
- Commercial Installation
- 106 kW Photovoltaic (PV) System
- 403 265 Watt SUNIVA Solar Panels
- 100 kW Solectria Inverter
The Georgia National Guard solar installation decision comes shortly after a U.S. Army policy memorandum on energy-related topics including solar power was introduced.
In May of 2013 the Army established a new policy for ‘Operational Energy,’ which focuses on improving the Army’s capabilities through better use of energy. The total installed capacity of renewable energy sources for the U.S. military will grow from 80 megawatts (MW) in 2013 to more than 3,200 MW by 2025 – increasing more than four-fold in 12 years – according to a report from Pike Research.
The 403 panel solar PV array will generate more than 132,000 kWh of power annually. At an average cost of $0.125 per kWh, that equates to an annual savings of over $16,000 dollars, and more than $660,000 dollars over the 40+ year expected system life.